OCEAN GALLERIES CATALOG
DALÍ, Salvador , 1904-1989 Carmen: Don José and Carmen Flee, 1970 Color lithograph on Arches paper Signed and numbered ‘72/125’ in pencil From the portfolio ‘Carmen’, comprising 25 color lithographs from original gouaches, with complete text. Edition of 125. Inscribed ‘No. 72’ in black ink on the justification page. Introduction and libretto in English. Printed and published by Shorewood Publishers, Inc., New York. Salvador Dalí interprets Bizet’s famous opera, ‘Carmen’, and his work returns to all things Spanish and reveals his fascination with the colorful psychedelic explosion of those mind-bending times. As Sixties’ political rebellion gives way to Seventies’ decadence, we find the Spanish master undertaking his famous ‘Carmen’ series of colored lithographs, published in 1970. The brigands, gypsies, and smugglers, who form the cast of this most beloved of operas, are the perfect counterpoint to Dalí’s increasingly distracting wealth and fame. Dalí would depict the bullfight numerous times throughout his career and Bizet’s opera, set in Seville and featuring the toreador Escamillo in a primary role, provides Dalí with an ideal context in which to explore this most Spanish pastime. Field 70-1 K; Michler & Löpsinger 1316 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. 914117 DALÍ, Salvador , 1904-1989 Untitled [Study for étude paranoïaque-critique de la Dentellière de Vermeer and La Cène], circa 1955 Ballpoint pen drawing on sketchpad page From Dali’s personal sketchbook, this piece is a study for étude paranoïaque-critique de la Dentellière de Vermeer (1955) and La Cène (1955). Authenticated by Nicholas Descharnes, 2014 (reference number d5450).
4 x 6 in. 908202
DALÍ, Salvador , 1904-1989 Untitled [Study for La Cène], circa 1955 Ballpoint pen and pencil on sketchbook page Signed lower right
From Dalí’s personal sketchbook, this piece is a study for La Cène (1955). Authenticated by Nicholas Descharnes, 2014 (reference number d5451).
4 x 6 in. 908201
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