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Salvador Dali FlorDali/Les fruits - Pamplemousse érotique, 1969

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  • Medium

    Print : lithography, etching

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    29.9 x 22.2 x 0 inch

  • Support

    Print on washi paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 35 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Dali Paris
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    This work is part of a series of 12 works inspired by botanical illustrations by French pomologist Pierre-Antoine Poiteau, published in 1846, which here are transformed into a surrealist composition.

    Created at the time of Dali’s greatest surrealist powers, these 12 engravings and lithographs, each signed by hand by the artist, constitute one of Dali’s finest portfolios. Bursting with color and exquisitely detailed, these images are very meaningful in Dalinian terms. Motivated by the desire to juxtapose seemingly unrelated images and symbols, the artistic effect unites and transforms; to make something new that was never before. Dali succeeds in modifying the meaning of the images, their relationship to each other and essentially creates a new concept and a "way of seeing" in his own surreal, unique and inimitable style.

    Published by Jean Schneider, Basel, Matthew lithographs and Rigal engraving.

    Reference: “The official catalog of graphic works of Salvador Dali” by Albert Field
    Ref. 69-11 - I, pages 54-55. Posted by The Salvador Dali Archives.
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Salvador Dali

Spain Born in: 1904 Famous artist

Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, was born May 11, 1904, in Figueras, Spain, and died on January 23, 1989. This Spanissurrealist painter and printmaker was known for his explorations of subconscious imagery.


As an art student in Madrid and Barcelona, Dalí absorbed a number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical dexterity as a painter. It was not until the late 1920s that two events brought about the development of his mature artistic style. First, his discovery of Sigmund Freud's writings on the erotic significance of subconscious imagery. Second, his affiliation with the Paris Surrealists, a group of artists and writers who sought to establish a “greater reality" of the human subconscious over reason. To evoke images from his subconscious mind, Dalí partook in self-induced hallucinatory states, a process he described as “paranoiac-critical". 


Upon Dalí establishing this method, his painting style matured at an extraordinary rate. Thanks to René Magritte and Joan Miró, from 1929 to 1937, Dalí had produced the artworks that had earned him the title of the world's best-known Surrealist artist. He depicted a dream world in which commonplace objects are juxtaposed, deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational manner.


The famous artist dabbled in other media as well. Alongside Spanish director Luis Buñuel, Dalí made two Surrealist films—Un Chien Andalou (1928; An Andalusian Dog) and L'Âge d'Or (1930; The Golden Age)—that are similarly filled with grotesque but highly suggestive images. Dalí also wrote books; perhaps the most interesting and revealing being The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942-44).


By the late 1930s, Dalí switched to painting in a more academic style under the influence of the Renaissance painter Raphael. By doing so, he was consequently expelled from the Surrealist movement. Thereafter, he spent much of his time designing theatre sets, fashionable shop interiors, jewelry, as well as exhibiting his genius for flamboyant self-promotional stunts in the United States, where he lived from 1940 to 1955.


From 1950 to 1970, Dalí painted many works with religious themes, although he continued to explore erotic subjects, childhood memories, and themes surrounding his wife, Gala. Despite their technical accomplishments, Dalí's later paintings are not as highly regarded as his earlier works. 

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Salvador Dali, FlorDali/Les fruits - Pamplemousse érotique
Salvador Dali, FlorDali/Les fruits - Pamplemousse érotique