Dali illustrated prose poem realises $105,000 at Roseberys

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2015-06-26 13:29:03

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Dali illustrated prose poem realises $105,000 at Roseberys

A Dali illustrated prose poem led a sale of works from the celebrated surrealist

A copy of Les Chants Del Moldorer, a prose poem illustrated by Salvador Dali, realised 65,000 ($104,834) at a sale of the celebrated surrealist's work at Roseberys in London on October 17.

The prose poem, written by Comte de Lautreamont circa 1868-1869, was a major influence on subsequent generations of surrealists - including Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Dali.

Maldorer Dali RoseberysThe poem heavily influenced the surrealist movement

Dali was commissioned to produce a set of 44 heliogravures for the manuscript in 1934, but due to financial difficulties in the publishing company, only 100 were ever printed.

The lotalso featured two etchings originally intended to be in the book and later removed, along with a handwritten letter and postcard, signed by the artist.

Another illustrated book, written by avant garde poet and performance artist Tristan Tzara, and featuring a drypoint etching frontispiece by Dali, sold for 19,000 ($30,643).

The etching is signed by Dali in pencil: "To Louis Broder, these eggs, these pans, these silences and friendship of Tristan Tzara."

The work was published in 1935 and is numbered three of an edition of 15.

Rhinoceros Habille en Dentelles (Rhinoceros Dressed in Lace), a bronze sculpture in Florentine green and gold patina, sold for 18,500 ($29,837).

An example from the same editionmade $28,159 inFrance in 2010.

We have a strong range of artist's autographs in stock, including this example from Monet.

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