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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 182

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    The World of Currier & Ives

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    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
    The World of Currier & Ives
    signed and dated 'Dalí 1971' (lower centre)
    watercolour and pen and black ink, possibly on a lithographic base, on prepared thick card
    29½ x 24¾ in. (75.1 x 63 cm.)
    Executed in 1971

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

    This work is a preparatory drawing for the advertisement for the series of lithographs (Michler & Löpsinger nos. 1345-1350) that Dalí executed in 1971 as a tribute to Currier & Ives.

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    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


    St. Petersburg, Florida, The Salvador Dalí Museum, The Lucas Collection of Dalí Originals, January - June 1985 (illustrated).