"L'Art Dans Les Bijoux"(after) Salvador Dali, 1971
Artist: Salvador Dali
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1971
Dimensions: 26.3 x 20 in / 66.8 x 50.8 cm
Classic poster paper - Condition A+
This offset poster by Salvador Dali, was printed by Mourlot in Paris for the Wally F. Findlay Galleries in 1971 to promote jewelry created by the artist.
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.