Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 111

 
Salvador Dalí - Freud, Moise et le monothéisme. 1974


 
111
Salvador DalÝ
Freud, Moise et le monothéisme. 1974
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 21,000 / $ 24.570

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Dalí, S., Dix estampes originales en couleurs ... sur le thème Moise et le Monothéisme (par S. Freud). Traduit en Français par A. Berman. With 10 orig. etchings in colours over lithographs in colours on sheepskin and 1 woodcut by S. Dalí. Paris and Nizza, Edition Art & Valeur 1974. Loose sheets and prints, each in claret half buckskin covers with plexiglass lids, together in claret orig. buckskin case over wooden boards, front board made of embossed sheet metal with Moses depiction (after Michelangelo), signed "Dalí" in the lower right of the image. Large folio.
Michler/L. 723-32 a (von c). - Monod 5027. - 1 of 250 numb. copies of the edition A, signed by artist in publisher's imprint. - Unusually lavishly made publication, released as a hommage to Siegmund Freud. Dali engraved massive gold plates with a diamond stylus to make the lithographs with an inserted engraved and used light sheepskin as print carrier. The embossed front board with Michelangelo's famous Moses sculpture, made for the grave of Julius II., in front of a huge eye.
"1974 und 1976 erscheinen bei Art & Valeur zwei große Editionen mit Graphiken Dalís: Moise et le monothéísme von Sigmund Freud sowie Alchimie des philosophes mit einer Sammlung von alchimistischen Texten. Dalís Interesse für das erste Thema gründet nicht nur auf dem psychoanalytischen Text, sondern auch auf eine sehr persönliche Erinnerung an seinen Vater: 'Er hatte bei aller Strenge denoch etwas Rührendes an sich. Seine Unruhe verriet sich an einem Tick. Er nahm eine Haarsträhne zwischen Daumen und Zeigefinger und zwirbelte sie zu einer Spirale, die an der Seite des Kopfes wie ein Horn in die Höhe stand, und mit seiner gefurchten Stirn und seiner majestätischen Haltung wurde er dann zum erleuchteten, mit göttlicher Autorität ausgestatteten Moses.' " [abbr. transl.:"Two large editions with prints by Dali were published by Art & Valeur in 1974 and 1976: 'Moise et le monothéísme' by Sigmund Freud and 'Alchimie des philosophes' with a collection of alchemist texts. Dalí's interest in the first topic is not only based on the psychoanalytic text, but also on personal memories of his father: 'Despite all his strictness, there was still something heart-warming about him. ... His gestures and appearance ... and his majestic demeanour reminded of an enlightened Moses, endowed with a certain divine authority.' "] (Michler/L. I, 23) - A lectern like rack made of plexiglass, especially made for representative purposes of this large-format de-luxe-edition, is available by request.
1 of 250 numb. copies of the edition A of this unusually lavishly made publication, released as a hommage to Siegmund Freud. Dali engraved massive gold plates with a diamond stylus to make the lithographs. With 10 orig. etchings in colours over lithographs in colours on sheepskin. Loose sheets and prints, each in claret half buckskin covers with plexiglass lids, together in claret orig. buckskin case over wooden boards, front board made of embossed sheet metal with Moses depiction (after Michelangelo), signed "Dalí" in the lower right of the image. - Representative rack available by request.

111
Salvador DalÝ
Freud, Moise et le monothéisme. 1974
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 21,000 / $ 24.570

(incl. 20% surcharge)