Les Caprices Pinces Princiers (Princely Pliers Caprices) from the series Les Diners de Gala by Salvador Dali is one of 12 photolithographs of ornate edible creations + a separate original engraving ” La cuillere aux bequilles ” ( spoon on crutches ). Signed in pencil by the artist and limited edition 7/195. In good condition with a small professionally repaired 1/4 inch tear on bottom margin and slight staining on top margin. A few small marginal tears repaired on extreme left margin that will not show when framed. Published in 1975 by Arts Lavigne and pulled at Arts Litho/Bellini.
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.