Salvador Dali - Individual - Argus in Color
Individual - Argus in Color individual-argus-in-color

Individual – Argus in Color

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
“Argus” (From the Mythology Series)
Original Hand-Colored Etching.
22″ x 30″
Hand Signed & Numbered EA (Artists Proof)
From the Argillet Collection, includes COA

This is an original hand colored etching titled “Argus”, a rare hand-colored etching from Dali’s 1963 portfolio “The Mythology.” The image is based on the Greek myth of Argus, a hundred-eyed giant who was slain by Zeus and whose eyes were scattered across the tail of a peacock by Zeus’ wife Hera. Dali festooned the peacock’s wings with human eyeballs hand-colored in red, blue, green and yellow. The piece is signed by Dali and is EA or Artists Proof edition, and has been professionally framed.

This prestigious etching comes directly from the archives of Jean Christophe Argillet, whose father, Pierre Argillet, was Salvador Dali‘s publisher and long-time collaborator.

SKU: M-DALI-106791 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.