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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    Lilium auratium fornicans

    Price Realised  

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    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
    Lilium auratium fornicans
    signed and dated 'Dalí 1967' (lower centre)
    gouache and watercolour on prepared paper
    22¼ x 15 1/8 in. (56.4 x 38.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1967


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    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Lilium auratium fornicans is a preparatory drawing for a drypoint etching on heliogravure of the same title, which is part of a series of fifteen Surrealistic flowers, executed in 1972 (Michler & Löpsinger no. 548).

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    Provenance

    Phyllis and Sydney Lucas, New York, by whom acquired from the artist.
    Silver State Fine Art, Los Angeles.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner in 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Del Mintz Collection