In 1965 Sidney 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 of offering these original works for sale.
Rembrandt Portrait Du Peintre Par Lui-Meme is from the Changes in Great Masterpieces suite. In this series of six original lithographs in full color, Master Dali has given us a concept most original and provocative. His contention is that we “look” but actually do not “see” all the details in a work of art. For this reason Dali has honored six great paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Raphael, and Velasquez and of course himself on which he has made certain changes to tantalize the viewer into studying and comparing the original with his graphic work. A facsimile of the each original painting appears at the bottom of each sheet for this purpose. To further give us an example of Dalinean wit, he has added a “remark” on each graphic in the form of an original lithograph relating to the actual subject. Rembrandt Portrait du Peintre Par Lui-Meme is a limited edition lithograph number 225 out of 350. It is signed in pencil by the artist and is in excellent condition. Published by Phyllis Lucas, New York, 1974