Salvador Dali, 1904-1989

La Giraffe en Feu. Giraffe on Fire. Tauromachie Surréaliste. 1966.

1966

Original drypoint with aquatint over heliogravure, extensively overworked with watercolour by hand and by stencil. 1966. Signed and dated 66 in pencil. Exceptionally fine impression from the scarce first edition, (which has more brilliant colours than the impressions coloured later). Numbered XXIV (24) from the edition of 100 on japan paper. Also with the Dali blindstamp. Issued in the series:  ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’ , 1966. Commissioned by Pierre Argillet. Issued by Galerie Maeght and Pierre Argillet, Paris 1967.

Note: The compositions in Dali’s ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’ series were based by him on Picasso’s 1957 ‘La Tauromachie’.
Ref: Michler-Lopsinger - Salvador Dali Etchings no 159

Exceptionally fine impression with brilliant colours. On pale cream japon paper. Excellent condition. Full margins. Plate: 315x415mm.

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