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Salvador Dalí
DES FONTAINES DANS LE DÉSERT (ALBUM ALIYAH)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 67,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
51
Salvador Dalí
DES FONTAINES DANS LE DÉSERT (ALBUM ALIYAH)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 67,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
DES FONTAINES DANS LE DÉSERT (ALBUM ALIYAH)
signed Dalí and dated 1967 (lower right)
pen and ink and gouache on paper
57 by 38.6 cm ; 22 1/5 by 15 1/4 in.
Executed in 1967.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Nicolas Descharnes.

Provenance

Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Galeria Daniel Cardani, Madrid 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Dalí, 1970-71, no. 156
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Dali, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Objekte, Schmuck, 1971, no. 127
Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art & Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Salvador Dalí, 1973-74

Catalogue Note

Des Fontaines dans le Désert is one of a series of 25 illustrations commissioned by Shorewood Publishers in New York, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the independence of the state of Israel. Named The Aliyah Suite, the original watercolours inspired a lithographic portfolio which was published the following year in 1968. These illustrations were unveiled at the Huntington Hartford Museum’s Gallery of Modern Art in New York on 1st April 1968, when 250 sets of twenty-five lithographs were produced and the plates destroyed.  Executed in his celebrated Surrealist style, the work depicts the National water carrier of Israel, installed to transfer water from the Sea of Galilee throughout the vast territory. Dalí here artfully juxtaposes contemporary current events with his inimitable Surrealist characterisation.

Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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Paris