Salvador Dalí

Spanish painter, 1904-1989

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 expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dalí produced over 1,500 paintings in his career in addition to producing illustrations for books, lithographs, designs for theatre sets and costumes, a great number of drawings, dozens of sculptures, and various other projects, including an animated short film for Disney.

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Dalí, Salvador

Maler (1904-1989). Albumblatt mit eigenh. U. ("Dalí"). O. O. u. D. 1 S. Kl.-4to.
$ 507 / 450 € (32787/BN26972)

Zusammen mit einem Zeitungsausschnitt alt auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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Dalí, Salvador

Spanish artist (1904-1989). Autogr. inscription signed. No place. On cover of four-page commemorative leaflet depicting Dalí's "paperclip" bust of J. F. Kennedy.
$ 2,255 / 2.000 € (33242/BN28166)

In bold-tipped blue marker pen: "Pour Monsieur et Madame Jules Lederer Hommage de Dalí 1972". The American businessman Jules Lederer (1918-99) founded the Budget Rent a Car company. His wife Eppie Lederer (1918-2002) was better known under her pseudonym "Ann Landers": the author of one of America's most popular and enduring advice columns, she eventually became a nationwide media celebrity. The couple divorced in 1975.

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Dalí, Salvador

Maler (1904-1989). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio.
$ 16,914 / 15.000 € (72996/BN47241)

Comprehensive letter to the choreographer and ballet dancer Léonide Massine, director of the "Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo", concerning Dalí's ballett "Tristan Fou". Dalí had started arrangements for "Tristan Fou" with Massine designated for the leading role in 1937. In the letter Dalí refers to "Tristan Fou" as "our spectacle", meaning Massine and him, and justifies the title with Tristan's mad love for Isolde: "Très cher ami: ge deja bocoub trabaille a notre espectacle [...] - Elle s'apellera TRISTAN FOU ge crois que cest un titre assez abile pour le public […] ge pense que les deux noms ensemble son d'un assez gran efet poetique - Mon heubre port du moment ou dans la legende Tristan de bien fou d'amour, l'obsesion du souvenir d'Isolde le devore l'entement jusqua la mort […]".

For the characterization of Massine's role as a "mad Tristan" who would be hallucinating and depressed Dalí draws an interesting comparison with the comedian Harpo Marx: "Ge vois en vous un Role etonon, ebluisant du 'Tristan fou' allucine, plonge dans un etat de depresion et aneontisements totals […] un peu dans l'estile d'Arpo Marx […]". An important aspect for Dalí are the costume ideas of the french fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who also collaborated in the play. She envisaged an overabundance of bobbin lace and rhinestones for Tristan's costume: "vous serez abille entierement dans des grandes dentelles, tres curieusement decoupes une perruque blonde decoife - Schiaparelly trouve tout le temps des idees pour tout magnifiques! Il i aura enormement de bijoux, naturellement des faux bijous!" In the closing paragraphs Dalí announces that he will do the theater placard himself and that he wants to keep the French title in a possible American production, as it would lose "violence and dramatism" in translation: "Ge pense aussi, que [...] ca serai tres importan que ge puisse faire moi meme l'ofiche de Tristan Fou, destine a la publicite - Dans le cas au le titre perdre en 'violonce et dramatisme' une fois traduit en anglais, ge crois que lon pourrai l'aisser le titre en Français meme pour L'amerique […]". - The ballet premiered in 1944 in New York under the title "Mad Tristan". - With some slight tears to the border..

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Salvador Dalí. M. Gérard. Dali. (Paris, Draeger 1968). Quarto. Mit zahlr., teilw. farb. u. gefalt. Abb. Orig.-Leinenbd. mit -Schutzumschlag. – Widmungsexemplar. Vorsatz- u. Titelbl. mit formatfüllender Widmungszeichnung: Reiter mit Lanze auf seinem Pferd in weiter Landschaft. Links die e. Widmung an einen Bremer Weinhändler u. seine Frau, auf dem Titel neben der gedruckten Signatur sign. u. datiert „1972“. – Roter Filzstift. – Einige Bll. lose.