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Salvador Dalí Decomposition Wood Engravings "Avarice et Prodigalité"

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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Avarice et Prodigalité (Avarice and Extravagance), circa 1960
Twelve wood engravings on paper
Purgatory Canto 20 from The Divine Comedy suite
Published by Editions d’Art les Heures Claires, Paris
Includes a certificate of authenticity

Albert Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, pages 189 – 200

Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain and is known for his Surrealist and otherworldly compositions. He was encouraged to pursue his artistic inclinations at a young age and in 1922 he enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. As most artists during his lifetime, Dalí moved to Paris to collaborate with his contemporaries including Picasso, Magritte, and Miró. Dalí’s body of work is based on his ability to translate his profound understanding of what is just beyond human consciousness into something tangible. Dalí’s extensive oeuvre can be seen in many public collections including the MoMA, New York; the Salvador Dalí Museum, Florida; and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago among many others.


- slight toning to sheets and minor ink smudges to the some margins.


10.0" W x 12.75" H x 0.1" D

- measures each sheet; plate measures 7.15" W x 9.75" H.

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