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Salvador Dali - After 50 Years of Surrealism

Salvador Dali The Curse Overthrown

             The Curse Overthrown                                          

Original Drypoint Etchings in colours, on BFK Rives watermarked paper,   1974 ,  signed  by the artist in pencil, with the blindstamp of Trans World below left, with printed copyright by Transworld verso. 

Note: These subjects comes from the portfolio “After 50 years of Surrealism” it consisted of 12 works in total. 

1) The Laurels of Happiness - Prestel  665  (Page 224) /Field 74-8  D (Page 94)

2) The curse overthrown  - Prestel 666 (Page 224) /Field 74- 8  E ((Page 94)

3)  God, time, space and the Pope - Prestel 667  (Page 224)/Field 74- 8  I  (Page 94)

  1. Flung out like a fag-end by the big wigs. - Prestel 668 (Page 224) /Field 74-8  A (Page 94)
  2. Gala’s Godly back - Prestel 669 (Page 224)/ Field 74-8 B (Page 94)
  3. Picasso - a ticket for glory - Prestel 670 (Page 224)/Field 74-8 C (Page 94)
  4. The Grand Inquisitor expels the savior - Prestel 671/Field 74-8 F (Page 94)
  5. Freud with a snail head - Prestel 672/Field 74-8 G (Page 94)
  6. A shattering entrance upon the American stage - Prestel 673/Field 74-8 H (Page 94)
  7. The Divine Love of Gala - Prestel 674/Field 74-8 B (Page 94) 
  8. Gala’s Castle - Prestel 675/Field 74-8 K (Page 94)
  9. The Museum of Genius and Fancy - Prestel 676/Field 74-8 L (Page 94)

Size: 450 x 562 mm (sheet) ;  270 x 395 mm (image)

Edition:  Artists proof

This was printed on a number of different papers. 

  1. A1 - A195 (On Arches) - (The A stands for “American”)
  2. A1 - AXXXV on Arches, plus 1 suite on Japanese paper
  3. F1 - F195 on Rives paper - The French Edition - Our work comes from this edition
  4. F1 - FXXV on Rives plus 1 Suite on Japanese paper.

Published by:Trans World Art

Printed by: Ateliers Rigal, Paris, France

Provenance/Authenticity: This comes from the Private collection of Madame Denise Rigal who was the printer of the portfolio. It is signed by her verso to authenticate the work. “Epreuve faisant de notre collection - Denise Rigal”