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Surrealistic Bullfight – The Statue

Surrealistic Bullfight – The Statue | Etching on Arches | #112/150

The Statue
From the Surrealistic Bullfight Suite
Dimensions: 20″ x 26″
Medium: Etching on Arches
Edition Number: #112/150

Inspired from Picasso’s “Tauromachie”, these etchings
epitomize Dali’s style with their burlesque touches. Bishops
seen blessing macabre parades, a bull ends up in a grand
piano, while a hallucinogenic matador, like a sad clown,
gazes at the audience. Also, parrots and fish turn into
toreadors, while a burning giraffe, a lion and a statue stand
in the arena. Lastly, a huge monster coming out of a
television set devours the entire scene.The “Surrealist
Bullfight” is seen as a ghoulish, delirious farce which
is a Catalan theme revisited by Picasso, then “Dalinized”.

SKU: M-DALI-106240 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.