"Venus et L'Amour" Original Signed Drypoint Etching by Salvador Dali, 1971
An original signed drypoint etching on Rives wove paper by Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) titled "Venus et L'Amour", 1971. Hand signed by Dali lower right and penciled "E.A." meaning artist's proof" lower left. Proof before the issued edition of a total of 320. Issued as no 3 in the series: 'Suite Mythologique Nouvelle', 1971. Printed at the studio of J.Rigal. Issued by Vision Nouvelle, Paris 1971. Sheet size: 29.75" x 22.25". Image size: 22.75" x 15.5". Excellent condition.
Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work,The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 29¾ in | WIDTH: 22¼ in
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