Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Pear and Nude Back, 1967
Original engraving with lithographic color
14.80 x 11 in (37.59 x 27.94 cm)
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Signed 'Dali' in the inked plate upper left Limited-edition of 390 Hand-signed in pencil on the verso by Frank Hunter of The Salvador Dali Archives. NY, NY Reference: “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” by Albert Field. Ref. 76-4-I-page 32 Published in 1967 by Cercle du Livre Précieux, Paris, Dali illustrates seven tales written by Giacomo Casanova, the famous adventurer, author and womanizer. His name remains synonymous with the art of seduction. Although multi-faceted and complex, Casanova’s personality was dominated by his sensual urges: “Cultivating whatever gave pleasure to my senses was always the chief business of my life; I never found any occupation more important”. Dali’s artistic genius created works that provoke and liberate desire, adding a Dalinian twist to Casanova’s tales.