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Disintegration of the persistence of memory


Signed Dated Titled



50 x 65 cm
20 x 25.59 in







Technique: lithography;

Year: 1988;

Lithograph by the Surrealist master Salvador Dali, re-proposing the subject of the unique work created in 1952. "The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory" is a work created as a reworking of the "Persistence of Memory" of 1931. Here everything is flooded, the face we find in Persistence  becomes a fish: it transforms itself to survive this disintegration. For Dali, the fish is a symbol of life. The work alludes to the deformation of space and time by gravity, the deformation Einstein spoke about in his theory of relativity. Watermark on sheet BFK RIVES France infinity. The work is signed in the lower right-hand corner of the plate and numbered CCC/MM in the lower left-hand corner. The lithograph bears the characteristic dry stamp of the publisher GDALI.

1904 Figueras, Spain

Salvador Dalí was born in 1904, in Figueras, Catalonia. He was one of the most well-known surrealist artists of the twentieth century, and he was a great experimenter of the pictorial, theatrical and cinematographic fields. His style is original and it is distinguishable due to the provocative subject matter. He was able to integrate the Freudian theory of dream analysis in his works, expressing the workings of the unconscious mind and associate words, images and thoughts to provoke a specific kind of emotion in the viewers, revealing also the artist’s darkest secrets and an alternative reality. Thanks to his expertise as a draftsman and a colorist, he used a variety of techniques and mediums to create his artwork, such as lithography, sculpting, oil painting, fashion designing and writing.                                                    Dalí’s work was inspired by Pablo Picasso, whom he met in Paris, and by an Italian painter, called Giorgio de Chirico. Since he used the themes of death, eroticism, childhood memories, dreams, his artworks can be viewed as modern, innovative, deep, symbolic and sometimes grotesque. 

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