Bullfight No. 5 is a signed limited edition ( 60/300 ) original lithograph by Salvador Dali from the Taureaumachie Suite of five original lithographs. Published by Phyllis Lucas 1966. The Matador de toros ( Toreno in Spanish ), who is the principal performer in the bullfighting ring is seen here thrusting the sword between the shoulder blades of the bull, the final thrust in a dramatic and dangerous performance. Far in the distance behind the action the viewer can see the seated onlookers and a few subalternos de toros inside the ring on foot waiting to assist if necessary. Master Dali has used strong blacks and reds against a white background and has filled the foreground with the image of the matador and the bull. One can almost feel the electric atmosphere of the moment.
In 1965 Sidney and Phyllis Lucas became the first North American publishers 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 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.