"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision": First Edition of Dali; Signed and dated by him


DALI, Salvador; Edited by Max Gerard.


Item Number: 95382

France: Draeger, 1968.

First edition of this lavishly illustrated work by Salvador Dali. Quarto, original illustrated boards, 271 illustrations, with 80 color plates and 23 in toned gravure. Boldly signed by Salvador Dali opposite the title page in red paint, “Dali, 1971.” Dali has added a crown to the flourish in the letter ‘D’. Arranged and edited by Max Gerard. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in the original slipcase.

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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