"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision": First Edition of Dali; Signed by Salvador Dali with a Drawing of Don Quixote

  • Dali.
  • Dali.
  • Dali.



Item Number: 63018

New York: Harry N. 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. Boldly signed on the title page and its integral leaf by Dali, with a large drawing of Don Quixote with his horse Rocinante. Arranged and edited by Max Gerard. Translated from the French Eleanor R. Morse. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and with a drawing by Dali.

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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