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Original Salvador Dali #26 "The Sodomites" Divine Comedy Wood Engraving 1960


Title: "The Sodomites" #26 from the Divine Comedy

Artist: Salvador Dali

Year: 1960

Medium: Wood engraving on wove paper

Edition: One of 100 wood engravings from the Divine Comedy published in 1960 by Les Heures Claires

Image size: 7 by 9.75 inches. Paper measures 10.25 by 13 inches. 

Certificate of Authenticity: No 

Condition: Near Mint / Mint condition. Does not look to have ever been framed. Came out of a local private collection. 

Artist Bio: 1904-1989 - Spanish artist Salvador Dali was born as the son of a prestigious notary in the small town of Figuera in Northern Spain. His talent as an artist showed at an early age. Dali's art teachers were a then well known Spanish impressionist painter, Ramon Pichot and later an art professor at the Municipal Drawing School. In 1923 Dali's father bought his son his first printing press. He began to study art at the Royal Academy of Art in Madrid where he was expelled twice and never took the final examinations. His opinion was that he was more qualified than those who should have examined him. As an artist, Salvador Dali; was not limited to a particular style or media. The body of Dali's work, from early impressionist paintings through his transitional surrealist works, and into Dali's classical period, reveals a constantly growing and evolving artist. Dali worked in all media, leaving behind a wealth of oils, watercolors, drawings, graphics, and sculptures, jewels and objects of all descriptions