Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali

Bull Fight No.1

Bull Fight No.1
Dimensions: 22 x 30″
Medium: Lithograph
Edition: Artist’s Proof

Bull Fight No. 1 is part of Dali’s Taureaumachie Suite of five original lithographs published by the Phyllis Lucas Gallery / Old Print Center in 1966. The Phyllis Lucas Gallery was Dali’s first North American publisher of original lithograph editions. The collaboration of the gallery with Dali from 1965 to 1974 resulted in over 28 different editions.

Bull Fight No. 1 Dali celebrates the Spanish sport and places himself in the tradition of other great Spanish artists who have interpreted bullfighting, most notably, Picasso and Goya. Dali’s interpretation abounds in stark contrasts. Dense black on pure white is highlighted with startling patch magentas and reds capturing the excitement and liveliness of the protagonists. The matador and the bull are fused in a silhouette of black.

SKU: M-DALI-10041 Artist: Tag:
Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age Dalí was encouraged to practice his art, and he would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miró, which led to Dalí's first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. Dalí died in Figueres in 1989.