SALVADOR DALÍ (1904 - 1989)
SPERME, VERGES ET VULVES
Signed Dalí, dated 1939, titled, dedicated A Julien Levy and inscribed desirs se vulvent (upper left)
Pen and ink on paper
11 by 2¾ in. (27.9 by 6.9 cm)
Framed: 14⅜ by 6¼ in. (36.5 by 15.8 cm)
Nicolas and Olivier Descharnes have kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
This work is in good condition. Executed on red wove paper which has faded as commensurate with age. The sheet has been hinged along the upper edge of its verso. There is scattered staining throughout the sheet. The edges are slightly time stained.
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Julien Levy, New York (acquired from the artist)
Andrew Oates, United States (acquired from the above)
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on April 26, 2010
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Collection of Alfred Stieglitz and Julien Levy, 1982, no. 1221
University Park, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University & traveling, Accommodations of Desire, Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy, 2004-06, no. 23