DALI [ Introduction by Michel Tapie ]. Inscribed.Paris: Les Editions Du Chene, 1957.
Dali. 1st Edition. A very uncommon Dali monograph, with an extraordinary two page Dali presentation inscription. First edition. 4to., [14 1/2' x 11"] French style wrap-a-round stiff paper covers, with a mounted colour illustration on the front panel. 11pp Tapie introduction, in French; 16 exquisite full colour plates, each mounted on the recto of each page; & a 5 pp biography at the rear. All of the mounted illustrations are of excellent quality, and include: "La Harpe Invisible Fine Et Moyenne", "Spectre De La Libido", "Le Severage Du Meuble Aliment", "Le Chevalier De La Mort", "Les Atavismes Ce L'Angelus De Millet", "Pain", "Leda Atomica", "Madone De Port-Lligat", "Paysage De Port-Lligat", "Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina", "Persistance De La M emoi re", "Le Christ En Croix", "Vitesse Supersonique Staique De La Madone De Raphael", "La Cene", a detail of "La Cene", & "Nature Morte Vivante". On the front endpapers is a large & bold Dali inscription that read "Pour Comte Du Liege / Dali / 1958 . The Comte Du Liege, is a Regal title of the Belgian Royal Family, and is akin to the rank of a Duke. The best Dali inscriptions are noted for their flare & elaborate Daliesque design - this one is no exception. A superb example from perhaps the greatest artist of this past century - we know he would agree.
Item #13119 Price: US$3,875.00