Chateau de Culan - Cher (after) Salvador Dali, 1969
Artist: Salvador Dali
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1969
Dimensions: 30.75 x 20.75 in, 78.1 x 52.7 cm
Arches Poster Paper - Condition A+
This lithographic poster was created after a work by Dali to promote and exhibition of the artist's works at the Château de Culan. The castle was restored between 1950 and 1980 by one of the owners, Jean Ferragut, who often organised exhibitions there (Picasso, Bernard Buffet, Dali)
Dali subscribed to the surrealist André Breton's theory of automatism but ultimately opted for a method of tapping into the unconscious that he termed "critical paranoia," a state in which one could cultivate delusion while maintaining one's sanity. Paradoxically defined by Dali himself as a form of "irrational knowledge," the paranoiac-critical method was applied by his contemporaries, mostly surrealists, to varied media, ranging from cinema to poetry to fashion.