American Yachting Scene is a vibrant explosion of ocean blue , whitecaps and strong yellow slashes to describe the ships sailing to their destination. There is an insert of a Currier and Ives print of sailing ships that Dali used as his inspiration. This original lithograph is from the series “The World Of Currier And Ives as interpreted by Salvador Dali” published by Phyllis Lucas, New York. There are six original limited edition lithographs plus a title page “Dali’s Presentation” in the series. Each of the six lithographs has a miniature reproduction of the relative Currier & Ives subject at the bottom of the image. American Yachting Scene shows Dali’s great talent in transporting the viewer to the scene of the sails blowing in the wind as the ships travel on the rough ocean waves. This original lithograph is in excellent condition. Pencil-signed and numbered (24/250) by Dali (Field, 1996, p. 149; Michler, Loepsinger, 1996, p. 144).
In 1965 Sidney Lucas became the first North American publisher of original signed limited edition lithographs by Salvador Dali. This collaboration between Master Dali and my parents continued until 1974 and The Lucille Lucas Gallery carries on the family tradition of offering these original works for sale.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), was a Spanish surrealist artist of Catalan ethnicity born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. One of the most famous artists that has ever lived Dali was a prolific creator working in many mediums such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, writing , multi media , photography and filmmaking to name a few. He had an eccentric personality and with his exceptional skill as a draftsman and his unusually imaginative view of the world Dali captured the attention of the public wherever his work was displayed. He created his own personal philosophy which he called paranoid critical a state in which one could simulate delusion while still maintaining one’s sanity which influenced the Surrealist movement. Dali’s world of tapping into the unconscious using symbolism filled with themes from religion, death, eroticism and decay has fascinated even those who were not frequent art lovers. Dali was a great showman and loved being adored by his public. But needless to say he had the talent to sustain his popularity even after his death.