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Dali Purgatory 10

Salvador Dalí (SPAIN, 1904–89)

Instantly recognizable by his waxed, upturned mustache, the flamboyant Salvador Dalí (1904–89) is one of modern art’s most distinctive figures. He is also one of the icons of the 20-century avant-garde Surrealist movement, whose dreamlike images, drawn from the depths of the unconscious, he deployed in paintings, sculptures, prints and fashion, as well as in film collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred Hitchcock.


Dalí was born in Figueres, Catalonia, and even as a youngster, displayed the sensitivity, sharp perception and vivid imagination that would later define his artworks. In these, he conjured childhood memories and employed religious symbols and Freudian imagery like staircases, keys and dripping candles to create unexpected, often shocking pieces.


His use of hyperrealism in conveying Surrealist symbols and concepts that subvert accepted notions of reality is epitomized in what is perhaps his most recognizable painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931), in which he depicts the fluidity of time through melting clocks, their forms inspired by Camembert cheese melting in the sun. Dalí’s artistic genius, eccentric personality and eternal quest for fame made him a global celebrity. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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Purgatory 10 - The Face of Virgil - Woodcut - 1963
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Purgatory 10 - The Face of Virgil Color woodcut on paper Printed signature 1960/63 Printed on paper Vélin BFK Rives Size 32,8 x 26,4 cm (c. 13 x 10") REF...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Purgatory 10 - The Face of Virgil - woodcut - 1963
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Purgatory 10 - The Face of Virgil From the "Divine Comedy" Wood engraving from "Divine Comedy" with the printed signature 1960/63 Printed on paper V...
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1960s Surrealist Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Purgatory Canto 10: The Face of the Virgil from The Divine Comedy
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Woodblock on paper Edition: 55/100 ML 1073. A superb, richly printed Woodblock from Salvador Dali's famed Dante’s Divine Comedy, published by Foret/Les Heures Claires. This piece is...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut