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Salvador Dalí, Lithograph, The Angel of Peace, 1973

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Color lithograph on Vicenc Piera paper
Spain, 1973
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) – Spanish Surrealist painter, printmaker and sculptor
‘The Angel of Peace Covering a Calmer World’
Signed in pencil lower right ‘Dalí’
Titled in pencil lower margin ‘The Angel of Peace covering a calmer world’
Numbered in pencil lower left ‘244/300’
From Peace in Vietnam Suite
Published by Fidelity World Arts
Michler/Löpsinger 1389; Field 73-1 C
Full margins
Image dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16 1/8 in. (57.2 x 40.9 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 28 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. (73.3 x 56.5 cm.)
Very good condition

Created at the apex of the Vietnam War, The Angel of Peace Covering a Calmer Worldis from the artist’s Peace in Vietnam suite, a set of four lithographs concerning the Vietnam War which occurred from 1955 to 1975. At the beginning of 1973, the United States and Vietnam signed a peace accord, enabling the United States to withdraw from the war. All four prints in this suite feature an olive branch, held in this work by an “angel of peace” to suggest this agreement between the two countries.

Executed in 1973, this color lithograph is signed, titled and numbered two hundred and forty-four from an edition of three hundred. From the artist’sPeace in Vietnam suite, it was published by Fidelity World Arts. With full margins, the image measures 22 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches. Extremely pale mat toning, otherwise appears in overall good condition with no evidence of tears or repairs.

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famedThe Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips.

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Salvador Dalí, Lithograph, The Angel of Peace, 1973

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Jan 22, 2015
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0076: Salvador Dalí, Lithograph, The Angel of Peace, 1973

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Lot 0076 Details

Description
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Color lithograph on Vicenc Piera paper
Spain, 1973
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) – Spanish Surrealist painter, printmaker and sculptor
‘The Angel of Peace Covering a Calmer World’
Signed in pencil lower right ‘Dalí’
Titled in pencil lower margin ‘The Angel of Peace covering a calmer world’
Numbered in pencil lower left ‘244/300’
From Peace in Vietnam Suite
Published by Fidelity World Arts
Michler/Löpsinger 1389; Field 73-1 C
Full margins
Image dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16 1/8 in. (57.2 x 40.9 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 28 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. (73.3 x 56.5 cm.)
Very good condition

Created at the apex of the Vietnam War, The Angel of Peace Covering a Calmer Worldis from the artist’s Peace in Vietnam suite, a set of four lithographs concerning the Vietnam War which occurred from 1955 to 1975. At the beginning of 1973, the United States and Vietnam signed a peace accord, enabling the United States to withdraw from the war. All four prints in this suite feature an olive branch, held in this work by an “angel of peace” to suggest this agreement between the two countries.

Executed in 1973, this color lithograph is signed, titled and numbered two hundred and forty-four from an edition of three hundred. From the artist’sPeace in Vietnam suite, it was published by Fidelity World Arts. With full margins, the image measures 22 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches. Extremely pale mat toning, otherwise appears in overall good condition with no evidence of tears or repairs.

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famedThe Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips.

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Upon request.

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