Salvador Dalí Lithograph: Los Caprichos – Como Los Gambas
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Medium: Original colour Dry-point and Helio Etching, on BFK Rives paper, signed by the artist in pencil.
Size: 39 x 31.3 cm.
Edition: An edition of 200.
Condition: In good condition.
Reference: Field Lopsinger.
Edition: Ateliers Rigal, France.
227 years after the birth of Spanish master Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali had an idea to transform Goya’s “Los Caprichos” and present a new work. Goya’s “Los Caprichos” was an artistic experiment exposing the foolish superstitions in 18th century Spanish society. Goya described the series as depicting “the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilzed society, and from the common prejudices and deceitful practices which custom, ignorance, or self-interest have made usual”. The body of work was withdrawn from public sale before their planned release in 1799. Only a formal order from King Carlos IV kept Goya from being called before the Spanish Inquisition. In 1973 Salvador Dali created a metamorphosis of Goya’s suite into a colourful surrealist masterpiece. From the numbered edition of 200, each piece is hand signed by Salvador Dali and is a genuine rarity for the Dali and Goya admirers.
Curious to know more about Dali? Here’s a link to a documentary on Salvador Dali by the BBC.