"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision": First Edition of Dali; Inscribed by Salvador Dali to Composer and Friend Maurice Bardin

  • Dali.
  • Dali.



Item Number: 89932

New York: Abrams, 1968.

First edition of this lavishly illustrated work on Salvador Dali. Quarto, original illustrated boards, 271 illustrations, with 80 color plates and 23 in toned gravure. Presentation copy, inscribed by Salvador Dali opposite the title page in the year of publication, “Pour Maurice Bardin Hommage Dali 1968.” The recipient Maurice Bardin was a composer and friend of Dali’s. Arranged and edited by Max Gerard. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

The infamous Surrealist in full colour and in his own words Picasso called Dali "an outboard motor that's always running." Dali thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer and film maker, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics -- and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting. He brought extraordinary sensitivity, imagination and concern for precision to bear upon submerged levels of consciousness.

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