Friday, March 9th 2018 @ 8:26pm EST
An etching on laid red paper by well listed Surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) titled L’Incantation from the portfolio Les Rois Mages. The etching is hand signed to the lower right in graphite and marked to the lower left by hand with an Hors de Commerce mark. The work is titled, signed and dated 1960 in plate. It is mounted with paper hinges to a backing board and presented in a metal frame under glass.
Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain to Salvador Dalí y Cusi, a lawyer and notary, and Felipa Domenech Ferres. His mother encouraged his artistic pursuits a eccentricities. In 1922 Dalí enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. It was during this time that he went to Paris started interacting with Picasso, Magritte, and Miro leading to his first Surrealist phase. Dalí is best known for his Surrealist painting, drawing, photography, and sculptures. His works are housed in many private collections and museums across the globe.
- discoloration to upper right and lower right corners of paper appearing to come from tape to verso; discoloration and staining along lower right edge of paper; discoloration to backing across lower half; discoloration to areas of frame particularly lower edge; paper is hinged to the frame, hinges are loose; scratches and wear throughout frame.
14.0" W x 18.0" H x 1.0" D
- measures frame; page measures 11.25" W x 15.25"; plate marks measure 10.15" W x 13.85" H.