Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Alchimie des Philosophes, 1976; Portfolio of ten original etchings with drypoint, lithograph, silkscreen collage, precious and semi-precious gems; Each numbered 126/225; 30 1/4" x 22 1/2" (sheet, each); Along with two volumes of the original alchemical texts in facsimile with translations in the original leather covered box; Signed on back page; 126/225; 32 1/2" x 24" x 8" (closed box); Publisher: Art de Valeur, Paris; Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey
Sale Price: $11,875
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Resin wheel has broken with only a small portion left on the portfolio case. A couple of scratches on back of portfolio. All prints and pages appear in generally good condition. Some wear. #7 has a missing gem (one of the eyes). Two sheets have minor discoloration to extreme edges of sheet. Sheet #10 has some soft creases in areas. There are five areas of square shaped residue to Plexiglas on right side of portfolio.