Lot #582
Salvador Dali Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $6000+


Early ALS in French, signed “Dali,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, 1934. Handwritten letter to an unidentified recipient, ostensibly the art dealer Julien Levy, in part (translated): “Dear friends, we think we will leave on the 31st or maybe the 7th, I am bringing the best paintings that I've recently painted. There are 6, you will find the titles in the little catalogue from a little exhibition of paintings in Barcelona.” Dali then describes the paintings, “‘Instantaneous presence of Luis II de Baviera, Salvador Dali, Lenin and Wagner on the beach at Roses,” before continuing: “I am leaning towards your idea about creating an amusing catalogue using the paintings you have. I think we might have to change the word Brayette [codpiece] to homelete [omelette], which signifies the same thing.” The reverse side contains the first page of a letter penned in the hand of his wife, Gala Dali, presumably to the same recipient, which is dated October 17, 1934. In fine condition, with a very short edge tear due to ink erosion.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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