Hippies The Cosmonaut
Dimensions: 25″ x 20″
Medium: Original etching
Edition Number: XXXIV/C on Japon
Tirage: Suite of 11 original drypoint etchings, with hand-coloring.
Completed between 1969 – 1970. Numbered 1 – 145 on Arches and I –
C on Japanese paper.
Triad Art Group
Jean Christophe Argillet, by succession
Musee du Surréalisme, Melun, France
Pierre & Genevieve Argillet, Publishers
Suite of 11 original drypoint etchings published in 1969 – 1970. 25 x
20 inches. Noted 1 – 145 Arches, hand-colored and I-C on
Japanese paper, hand-coloring.
1n 1969, Pierre Argillet came back from India with many
photographs, which Dali used as groundwork to create a series
entitles “Les Hippies”, his own interpretation of the “Love and
Peace” years. The etchings reveal the superb, spontaneous and
consummate technique of the artist at the peak of his maturity.
Outlandish, surrealist characters or situtions appear through
intricate whirls or golden halos.
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.