Salvador Dali, 1904-1989
Original etching with drypoint and aquatint in colours.1972. Signed in pencil. Inscribed in pencil as E.A-Artist's Proof. Proof before the edition of 300. Proof on Auvergne paper. Sold with a copy of the 'justification' inscribed as H.C. Issued in the special series: Aurélia de Nerval, Editions de Francony, 1972. Etched and printed at the Atelier Rigal, 1972.
This impression is from the Rigal Archive collection. Ref: Michler-Loppsinger - Dali Etchings no 563.
Extremely fine proof impression. On pale cream wove Auvergne paper. Exceptionally fine condition. Full margins. Sheet: 31 1/2 x 22 3/4ins. (587x797mm). Plate: 14 7/8 x 22 5/8ins. (377x575mm)
The 'melting clock' is one of the most famous images in Dali's art, and it perfectly demonstrates the manner in which he links the rational and the irrational, making the transition from normality to dream world whilst remaining seemingly comprehensible (see the notes to Dali ' Le Colosse. The Colossus'). It is a motif which appears in a number of his most widely known paintings but which is very rarely seen in his graphic oeuvre.
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