Who stole the Tarts is an extravaganza of creatures presented in black, orange, white and yellow. We see a unicorn, a dragon, a stag, a cat, various ink wells, the tart and much more. A whimsical bold image from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as interpreted by Salvador Dali and published by Maecenas ( a Random House imprint) 1969. The complete portfolio includes one signed etching in colors and 12 heliogravures with woodcut remarque, hors-texte, title page, and text. The frontis page etching is signed in pencil by the artist. Who Stole the Tarts is in excellent condition. Limited Edition 764/2500 signed in the plate by Dali on Mandeure paper.
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.