17 November 2016
Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
Autoportrait et explosion
signed, dated and dedicated 'Dalí 1965 pour Niki' (lower center)
watercolor, brush and black ink, pencil and paper collage on paper
22 1/8 x 17 ¾ in. (56.2 x 45.1 cm.)
Executed in 1965
Niki de Saint Phalle, Paris (gift from the artist).
Phoenix Gallery, Minnesota.
Private collection, Pennsylvannia (acquired from the above); sale, Freeman's, Philadelphia, 20 May 2007, lot 57.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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