Dali’s Presentation is the title page for Dali’s interpretation of the Currier & Ives series which reproduces the original ornate border used for the Currier & Ives logo with a Dalian touch by turning it upside down and putting his own crown on the top and adding calligraphic flourishes. It reads…. Colored Lithographs For the People… The World of Currier & Ives as interpreted by Salvador Dali Les Fleurs et Fruit, Fire, Fire, Fire, American Yacht Race, Central Park Winter New York, American Trotting Horses I and II… For Sale Here….. There are six original limited edition lithographs in the series plus this two color photolith title page…..Dali’s Presentation…. in the series. Each of the six lithographs has a miniature reproduction of the old Currier & Ives subject collaged to the image. This signed limited edition two color photolith is in excellent condition. Published in 1971 by Phyllis Lucas, New York.
In 1965 Sidney and Phyllis Lucas became the first North American publishers of original signed limited edition lithographs by Salvador Dali. This collaboration continued until 1974 and The Lucille Lucas Gallery carries on the family tradition 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