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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Dali, Salvador

Spanish surrealist artist (1904-1989). Autograph letter signed. No place. Oblong 4to. 1 page.
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To a friend with compliments on his article in Time Magazine, and offering him a chance to photograph his famous painting "Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina", a work of his "corpuscular" period which he considers historic and explosive, that is scheduled to be exhibited in New York at the end of the year: "Querido Amigo - Su noticia en Time muy brillante - A fines de Octubre se podra fotog[r]afiar mi 'Asomcion de la virgen' que sera expuesto fines de Diciembre en Nuewa York. Creo una oportunidad unica ya que es un cuadro 'corpuscular i explosivo' historico en mi vida [...]".

Further, announcing a letter by his wife Gala Dalí (1894-1982), wishing her to receive the same treatment as he does: "Si recibieron una comunicación bastante sensacional de mi esposa Gala le ruego que la atienda como a mi mismo [...]". - The "Assumpta" was exhibited at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1952 and commanded a record auction price of 4 million dollars in 1990. - With a small marginal flaw not touching the text..

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