Salvador Dalì Decomposition Wood Engraving "Purgatory Canto 23"

Monday, August 28th 2017 @ 8:28pm EDT


Monday, August 28th 2017 @ 8:28pm EDT


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A wood engraving on printmaking paper with deckled lower edges after a watercolor from famed Spanish Surrealist Savlador Dalì’s (1904 – 1989) highly-famed series Divine Comedy. This print is titled Purgatory Canto 23. This print is from a unique “decomposition” released along with the complete print; the decomposition served as “proof” that these meticulous prints were indeed woodblocks by releasing a series of prints with a progression of each added color in the 32-color printing method. For example, a print with just the first color is included, then the first and second color, then the first, second, and third colors, etc. A sticker to the verso is signed by Bruce Hochman OS, a Dalí scholar and expert who authored The Print Price Guide to the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, providing additional authentication. The print is presented without matting or framing, awaiting your choice of presentation. Included in the Catalogue Raisonné, “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí” by Albert Field, catalogue pages 189 through 200.





10.25" W x 13.0" H x 0.001" D

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