Salvador Dalí (1904, Figueres - 1989, Figueres)
Lady Godiva with Butterflies, 1976
Silkscreen printed lithograph on Arches vellum paper
100 cm x 70 cm
Signed in stamp and numbered (176/500) in pencil
Publisher's stamp (Inter Art Resources / Dalart) on the back
In perfect condition
Salvador Dalí was known for his flamboyant personality and eccentric behaviour, fuelling the development of "the paranoiac-critical method" (a surrealist technique of painting). He was also a dandy, a great showman and self-marketer (he was once the front cover of Time magazine).
“Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic”. (Salvador Dalí)
“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams”. (Salvador Dalí)
Dalí museums and permanent exhibitions: Dalí Theatre and Museum – Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, Salvador Dalí House-Museum - Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain, Gala Dalí House-Museum - Púbol, Catalonia, Spain, Salvador Dali Museum – St Petersburg, Florida, US, Dalí Universe – Venice, Italy, Espace Dalí – Paris, France, Dalí, permanent exhibition - Berlin, Germany, Museum-Gallery Xpo: Salvador Dali, permanent exhibition - Bruges, Belgium, Art Bank, private exhibition - Pargas, Finland, Dali17, permanent exhibition - Monterey, Cali
Salvador Dalí, Lady Godiva with Butterflies
Salvador Dalí was a famous Spanish painter, one of the great masters of the Surrealist movement and one of the most influential artist figures of the 20th century.
Dalí 's production of artworks is immense while his repertoire is vast and various: film, sculpture, photography, collaborations with a range of artists in a variety of media ("An Andalusian Dog" and "Age of Gold" with Luis Buñuel; "Destino" with Walt Disney; the Lobster Telephone object; Mae West Lips Sofa; artworks with Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Man Ray, Brassaï).
He created monumental sculptures, large-sized and smaller-sized museum sculptures, Daum Glass sculptures, Surrealistic furniture, collages, gold artworks, illustrated books, photographs.
His eclectic influences range from classic grand masters (Raphael, Bronzino, Francisco de Zurbarán, Vermeer and Velázquez) to modern and contemporary avant-garde. Andy Warhol proclaimed Salvador Dalí an important influence on Pop art. He is acknowledged today as an inspirational artist for contemporary artists as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.
His moustache became an iconic trademark of his appearance for the rest of his life (an influence and hommage of the 17th-century Spanish master painter Diego Velázquez).
He was the designer of the '69 Spanish Chupa Chups brand logo of lollipop.
He was also the author of an erotic vintage and lavishly illustrated cookbook ("Les Dinners de Gala").
He sketched the portrait of Sigmung Freud at his 82.