Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) "Manhattan Skyline" Exhibited Artist Proof Lithograph. Exhibition labels "Dali in Manhattan April 20- May 1 2002" and "Dali 100 Years, San Francisco CA May 11-30 2004, Fort Worth TX June 10-27, 2004" attached verso. This is an artist's proof of a lithograph by Salvador Dali entitled "Manhattan Skyline". It is marked 'EA' in the lower left part of the lithograph and signed by Dali in the lower right margin. 'EA' stand for "epreuve d'artiste", a French term for artist's proof. An artist's proof was usually one of the first ten to twenty copies of a lithograph to come off the press, and they all belonged to the artist. An artist's proof was not numbered and tended to be of higher quality than the printings of the numbered edition. Since the first copies were reserved for the artist, the artist would typically keep some and give the rest to family and friends. For "Manhattan Skyline", there were only 20 artist proofs on Arches and 20 artist proofs on Japon, from a total edition of 290. It was printed by Torrents in Barcelona, and published by Levine and Levine in 1977. Framed and matted. Salvador Dali was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as "The Accommodations of Desire" (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed "The Persistence of Memory" (1931), Dali was a prolific writer and filmmaker and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish quips and behavior.
Image Size: 30 x 21.5 in.
Overall Framed Size: 37.5 x 29 in.
Framed behind glass.
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