Three Graces

Actual Size: 30 x 22
Medium: lithograph


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cThree Graces are lively sprite figures drawn with a crisp and delicate line. The simple form of the bodies are offset by the masses of curly hair. Dali, always the innovator and rebel, handles an antique theme with the subtly and beauty it deserves. Better a beautiful three-leafed clover than a monstrous four leafed one without grace. -Salvador Dali .

Three Graces is an original signed limited edition lithograph by the famous surrealist Salvador Dali and published by Sidney Lucas in 1966 (Field, 1996, p. 149; Michler, Loepsinger, 1996, p. 119). It is in excellent condition hand signed in pencil by the artist and limited edition B.A.T. BAT is the acronym for “bon à tirer”  a French expression meaning good for printing.This is the final proof of a print that the artist approves and wants the rest of the edition to look like. As there is only one of these proofs for an edition, it is argued that the final proof is more prized than the AP. This unique print is traditionally kept by the printer. This piece is also archival framed. more photos available by request

In 1965 Sidney Lucas became the first North American publisher 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.

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.