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Venus In Furs – Whips Alley

Venus In Furs – Whips Alley | Etching on Japon | #16/145

“Venus in Furs- Leaf Woman” 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.

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.

Provenance:
Triad Art Group
Jean Christophe Argillet, by succession
Musee du Surréalisme, Melun, France
Pierre & Genevieve Argillet, Publishers

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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.