Salvador Dali - Poems by Mao Zedong - Horses
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Poems by Mao Zedong – Horses

Poems by Mao Zedong – Horses
Dimension: 15 x 11″
Medium: Etching on Japon
Edition Number: #30/95

Suite of 8 original etchings reworked in drypoint published in 1967.

Mao Zedong, the iconic figure and absolute leader of Communist
China and leader of the “Cultural Revolution” in China, was also
surprisingly a calligrapher and graceful and eloquent poet. When
Pierre Argillet brought Dali a book of Mao’s poetry he was tickled
and created a suite of political satires. In the midst of the Cultural
Revolution in China, soon followed by the May, 1968 riots in France,
Pierre Argillet brought the book of “Poems” by Mao Zedong to Dali.
Tickled, the artist decided to create eight illustrations, some of
which were political satires.

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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.