Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), Spanish
LA FEMME-FEUILLE (LADY-LEAF); LA TÊTE (THE HEAD) (FROM LA VENUS AUX FOURRURES, PL. F AND PL. O), 1968 [FIELD, 68-6]
Two original etchings with drypoint and roulette heightened with colour on Japon paper with embossed “Dali” blindstamped signature lower right margin; each signed and numbered 59/145 in pencil to margin. Printed by Etienne-Denis Braillard, Geneva. Published by Argillet, Paris. Each with Certificates of Authenticity verso.
Each Plate/Sheet 12.5" x 9.5" — 31.8 x 24.1 cm.; 15.25" x 11.25" — 38.7 x 28.6 cm.
Dalí created nearly 1700 graphics during his career. The prints the Spanish artist created in the 1960s are amongst the most sought after by collectors. Amongst the hundreds of works created in this period, are La Femme-Feuille and La Tête from Dalí’s La Venus Aux Fourrures suite. The continuous movement of the burin visible in both works are analogous to the contemporary emphasis on the fluent draughtsman style of Dalí’s paintings.
Meryle Secrest, Salvador Dali, Dutton, 1987, p. 220
Minotaur Galleries, Ltd., Las Vegas, Nevada each with Certificates of Authenticity first No. 3460, the second, No. 23850;
Private Collection, Canada