Salvador Dali Angel of Dada Surrealism, Memories of Surrealism, Etching, 64/175
Salvador Dali Angel of Dada Surrealism
Numbered: F 64/175
Artist: Salvador Dali 1904-1989
Medium: Original Hand Signed and Numbered, Color Lithograph and Etching
Title: Angel of Dada Surrealism (Ange et Surréalisme Dada)
Portfolio: Memories of Surrealism
Technique: Original Color Lithograph and (dry point) Etching
Paper size: Is about 23" X 18" inch.
Framed Size: 32" x 25 1/2" inch.
Additional Information: This work is Hand Signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right margin, and hand numbered in pencil "F 64/175" at the lower left margin. The work was published in 1971 as part of a portfolio of 12 works with the title "Memories of Surrealism".
Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips.