Lot 112: L'Art d'Aimer. 15 Original Engravings by Salvador DALI, and an extra suite of 12 woodcuts in sanguine.
October 27, 2016
Reston, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Salvador Dali. L'Art d'Aimer. 15 Original Engravings by Salvador DALI, and an extra suite of 12 woodcuts in sanguine. Salvador Dali, Ovid. Paris: Centre Cultural de Paris, 1979. Total edition 234 copies. Ars Amatoria verses of the Latin poet OVID, an introduction to the art of love and seduction, superbly illustrated by Salvador Dali with 15 original engravings in color, printed on Japan Nacre paper. One of the 48 copies on Japan Nacre numbered in Roman Number X LVII. Signed by Dali in pencil on the justification page. Complete portfolio with title, text by Ovid in French, and justification page; illustrated by 15 original engravings in color signed in plate by Dali: 13 wood engravings + 1 lithograph + 1 etching, and an extra suite of 12 woodcuts in sanguine, in Velin d'Arches, loose and well preserved in the separate original chemise and slipcase. The portfolio is bound in the original decorative cover signed by Renaissance du Livre bindery, in two tone-brown full leather, with an embossed engraving after Dali in the center, gilt lettering on the spine, and decorative seals after Dali on top and bottom corners of the front cover. Complete of the original slipcase.
Condition Report: Very good condition, Complete condition report on request as well extra pictures.
Artist or Maker: Salvador Dali.