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Lot 70207 Details

Description
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Roi, je t'attends à Babylone, 1973
Folio of 12 full-page etchings, reworked by Dali in drypoint and printed on sheepskin
24 x 17 inches (61.0 x 43.2 cm)
H.C./X (aside from the edition of 160)
Each of the 12 drypoints is signed and numbered in pencil by Dali
Preliminary leaf is signed by Dali, Malraux, and Albert Skira
Published by Albert Skira, Geneva

This is the complete portfolio with text by André Malraux in French. All text and two additional unsigned etching were printed on Rives wove paper with a a watermark after a drawing by Dali on each leaf. The portfolio is contained in the original wrapper folder, leather-backed parchment over boards chemise, and a full leather slipcase. There was a total of 160 ever produced.

LITERATURE:
Michler/Löpsinger, 592-605;
Field, 73-8.

NOTE:
We are grateful to Mr. Bruce Hochman of the Salvador Dali Gallery, San Juan Capistrano to confirm the authenticity of this lot.

Alternate Artist Spellings: "Dalí i Domènech, Salvador", "Dalí y Domènech, Salvador", "Dalí y Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto", "Dali, Salvador", "Dalí, Salvador", "Dalí, Salvador Felipe Jacinto", "Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí", "Salvador Dalí"

Condition
Please note all signed and numbered etchings are loose and can be framed.  All etchings are in very good condition, aside from soft rippling throughout with very minor discoloration.  The text pages and the two unsigned etchings are in very good condition, aside from a few that have very soft handling creases.  The title page has a tear at the top edge, and one text page has a small tear at the lower edge. The slip case measures 18.5 x 26. 2.25 inches.
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70207: Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Roi, je t'att

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Nov 14, 2015
Starting Price $5,000
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