Salvador Dali - Venus In Furs - Woman with Whip
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Venus In Furs – Woman with Whip

Woman with Whip
From the Venus in Furs Suite
Image Size: 15″ x 11″
Medium: drypoint etching on Japon
Edition Number: 84 of 145

20 original drypoint etchings with roulette, of which 16 are 15 x 11
inches and 4 are vignettes. Published in 1969 in an edition of 295
on a combination of Japanese and Arches paper.

“Woman with Whip” is from the “Venus in Furs” series. Dalí was intrigued by the premise of the Austrian author, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, novel “Venus in Furs.” The novel is about a man whose chief pleasure was to be thrashed by a beautiful woman wearing nothing more than a fur coat. Joining in the sadomasochistic game suggested by Sacher-Masoch’s text, Dalí found liberation and often portrayed himself within the works either in pain or inflicting pain. Primarily in a setting where Eros and Thanatos are laughing at each other, a major, powerful series, where Dalí’s freedom of line and thought are best expressed.

SKU: M-DALI-106182 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.