Corridor of Katmandu (Le Couloir de Kathmandou) is an original signed limited edition ( XVI/C ) hand colored etching by Salvador Dali published by Graphic Europa Anstalt, Switzerland 1969. This print is one of 11 drypoint etchings with hand coloring from the series Les Hippies This is a small edition of 100 on Japon paper. It is in excellent condition. Field 69-13G. Michler & Lopsinger 378.
When Dali’s publisher and longtime friend and photographer Pierre Argillet returned from a trip to India the artist found his friends photographs so inspiring he created the Hippies suite. Using his unique imagination Dali put together different time periods and places on each of these eleven images thereby linking the various cultures of the world , bringing East and West together.
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.