Argus ( Le Peon ) original hand signed limited edition etching by Salvador Dali from The Mythology series, 1963

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Actual Size: 32 x35
Medium: etching

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Argus ( Le Peon ) is an original hand signed limited edition ( 79 /150 ) etching by Salvador Dali from The Mythology series, 1963. Published by Pierre Argillet, Paris on Arches paper ( ref: Field 63-3A / Michler & Lopsinger 116). Salvador Dalí’s mythology series consists of 16 artworks depicting scenes from Greek legends with his unique imagination and vision.
Archivally framed and in excellent condition.
The goddess Hera became jealous when she discovered her husband Zeus with one of the Nymphes. Zeus tried to trick his wife and save his mistress but eventually Hera sent Argus of the hundred eyes to guard the Nymphe whom Zeus had disguised as a young calf . But Zeus was clever and had Argos slain before he could complete his task. Hera rewarded Argos for his service by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock. Master Dali choose the beautiful image of the peacock to portray his interpretation of this ancient Greek legend.
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 film making 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.