5 February 2009
Property from the Del Mintz Collection
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
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.
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St. Petersburg, Florida, The Salvador Dalí Museum, The Lucas Collection of Dalí Originals, January - June 1985 (illustrated).
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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