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Salvador Dali Signed Limited Edition Lithographic Print of “The Dream of Columbus”

Large Museum Quality Salvador Dali Signed Limited Edition Lithographic Print of “The Dream of Columbus” or “Discovery of America”

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Large authentic limited edition Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) color lithograph | Entitled “The Dream of Columbus” or “Discovery of America” | Date: 1934 – 1935 | Hand Signed by Dali in lower right margin in pencil

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  • Description: A beautiful large authentic limited edition Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) color lithograph | Entitled “The Dream of Columbus” or “Discovery of America” | Date: 1934 – 1935 | Hand Signed by Dali in lower right margin in pencil | Limited Edition 265/300 | Measures: approx. 38.5″ H x 28″ W | Modern Paintings / Prints
    Dimensions: 38.5″ H x 28″ W
    Artist or Maker: Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
    Medium: Color Lithographic Print on Arches Paper
    Provenance: Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
    Style: Surrealism
    Period: Surrealism Period (1929-1940)
    Genre: Allegorical painting

    The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus Date: 1958-1959 Material Used: Oil on canvas Size: 161 1/2 x 122 1/8 inches This painting, his largest to that date, transforms the familiar story of Columbus’ voyage to the New World into an epic dream about discovery and identity. Originally titled “The Dream of Columbus,” the explorer, dressed in a flowing robe with his ship in the background, is painted at the moment he is about to step onto the New World. Dali presents this historic event as the dream of a young man surrounded by figures in the clouds. The subject of this elaborate composition has a simple origin: Dali was commissioned by Huntington Hartford to paint a work for his Gallery of Modern Art in New York City, located on Columbus Circle. The title is also a reference to the artist’s own discovery of America – the place where he found fame. Dali paints himself at the bottom of the canvas as a monk, holding a crucifix. Columbus is holding a banner with the image of Gala as the Virgin Mary. Columbus is also an important figure for Dali and his Catalan identity. Dali pays homage to a prevailing theory at the time that Columbus was not Italian but Catalan. The figure in the lower left is the Catalan Saint Narciso, the patron Saint of Girona, a city near Dali’s home in Figueres. Catalans still celebrate him today with a festival honoring the miracle of the flies. According to legend, on several occasions, swarms of large flies emerged from Narciso’s tomb to drive back French invaders, keeping the city free from foreign rule. For Dali, the flies symbolized Catalan independence. These same flies appear in other Dali works, including The Hallucinogenic Toreador.

  • Artist / Maker

    After Salvador Dali

    Frame

    No

    Kind

    Prints

    Medium

    Lithograph

    Origin

    Spain

    Other

    Signed

    Size

    L (up to 40 in.)

    Subject

    Abstract, Contemporary, Marine, Nautical, Religious, Seascape

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    “The Dream of Columbus” or “Discovery of America”