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Salvador Dali - L'Énigme de Guillaume Tell représentant un Lénine avec une fesse molle (1933)

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Salvador Dali  - L'Énigme de Guillaume Tell représentant un Lénine avec une fesse molle (1933)

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Lithograph - Estate authorised facsimile signatureplate signed - MDXVIII / MM - 1988

Artist: Salvador Dali
Title of artwork: L'Énigme de Guillaume Tell représentant un Lénine avec une fesse molle (1933)
Technique: Lithograph
Signature: Estate authorised facsimile signature
Year: 1988
Period: 1930-1939, 1980-1989
Edition: MDXVIII / MM
Condition: As new
Image size: 32×40 cm
Total dimensions: 50×65×50 cm
Sold with frame: No

Chromolithograph, signed, numbered.
Paper size: 50 x 65 cm
Image: 32 x 40 cm.
Numbered in pencil in Roman numerals:
Hand-crafted paper with fringed edges.
B.F.K Rives paper (watermark).
Very good condition In near mint condition, straight from the box. Never displayed, never framed. Careful shipping in a large new roll to protect the work.
The original artwork is from 1933.
The lithograph is from 1988.
With the characteristic inimitable blind stamp of Dali’s publisher.
Publisher: ateliers Jobin, Paris.
The signature in the margin is a reproduction.
Tracked international shipping.

1934 THE DALI CASE....
Dali almost got excluded from the surreal group because of this painting L’Enigme de Guillaume Tell, depicting Lenin with a soft butt and also for having made reactionary remarks.
Summoned by the group, Dali arrived sick with a thermometer in his mouth.

While Breton raised the indictment, Dali started undressing to, so he says, drop his fever. Then he replied to the accusations. According to him, his fascination with Hitler has nothing political to it. Simply put, “the floppiness of this Hitler’s flesh compressed under the military outfit” provokes in Dali “a gustative milky nutritious and Wagnerian ecstasy”. As for his canvas depicting Lenin’s bare ass, it came to him in a dream. Isn’t dream one of the creative engine of surreal creativity? Then, speaking directly to Breton, known for his homosexual intolerance: “If tonight, André Breton, I dream that I fuck you in the ass, tomorrow, I would paint us in our best sex positions, with a great lush of details”

Finally, he claims that Hitler is the worthy successor of Sade and Lautréamont, a brilliant director of abomination. Infuriated, Breton voted to exclude Dali. Shirtless, Dali throws himself at his feet, promising without laughter that he has “ nothing against the proletariat”.

This acrobatic art speech (but also Dali’s growing notoriety, which surrealism movement needed) convinced the jurors to reject Dali’s exclusion.

Salvador Dali, is unanimously recognized as the greatest surreal artist, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and definitively the most charismatic. The artwork on sale is part of a collection, in addition to the most famous paintings of the artist, of rarities which are not very often or even never exhibited. The collection consists mainly of paintings and lesser-known drawings from many periods of one of the most prolific artist of our time.
All these works are not always the most ‘beautiful’ in the aesthetic sense of the word, even though beauty is permanent in Dali’s work. They are all interesting, very exciting, each one is representing a part of the journey of this artist who has an overflowing, abundant, delusional imagination. These are all testimonies of the history of this genuine creative genius.
To be discovered. With rare exceptions, I only own one copy of each.

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  • Received my lithograph and it is in excellent condition. Well packed and timely delivery. Highly recommend this seller. I'm very pleased!

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