"Homage to Albrecht Durer" by Salvador Dalí, 1971
Artist: Salvador Dali
Medium: Original Lithographic Poster, 1971
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21.7 in / 75 x 55 cm
Arches Paper - Good Condition A+
This original lithographic poster by surrealist painter, Salvador Dali pays tribute to Albrecht Durer, a German painter and printmaker renowned for his religious iconography.
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.