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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
PLUIE DU PRINTEMPS, PROJET POUR UN TISSU IMPRIMÉ DE LA COLLECTION STIMULUS POUR SCHIFFER PRINTS DIVISION DE MIL-ART COMPANY
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341

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
PLUIE DU PRINTEMPS, PROJET POUR UN TISSU IMPRIMÉ DE LA COLLECTION STIMULUS POUR SCHIFFER PRINTS DIVISION DE MIL-ART COMPANY
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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
PLUIE DU PRINTEMPS, PROJET POUR UN TISSU IMPRIMÉ DE LA COLLECTION STIMULUS POUR SCHIFFER PRINTS DIVISION DE MIL-ART COMPANY
signed Dalí and dated 1949 (lower right)
gouache, ink and pencil on card
71 by 64cm., 28 by 25 1/8 in.
Executed in 1949.
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Nicolas and Olivier Descharnes have kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Gallery Art, Florida
Private Collection, Greece
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Surreal Things, Surrealism & Design (exhibition catalogue), Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam & Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 2007-8, no. 15-7, illustration in colour of the scarf p. 241

Catalogue Note

Established in 1945 by textile mogul Milton Schiffer, Schiffer Prints was a division of Mil-Art Company Inc., and a new initiative which sought to revitalise the company's fortunes after the war. The Stimulus Collection, produced in 1949 brought together eminent architects, designers and painters to create designs for printed fabrics, and later wallpapers. Selected because of 'his famed gifts of colour and craftsmanship', Salvador Dalí's hand is clearly evident in the design's unique vivid tones and geometric shapes. Consequently, his designs were met with great success, such that The New York Times on the 22nd June 1949 declared, 'Unquestionably it is the most brilliant single collection of all modern prints introduced since the war.'

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