Teatro Museo Figueras (after) Salvador Dali, 1974
Artist: Salvador Dali
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1974
Dimensions: 28.5 x 20.1 in / 72.5 x 51 cm
Classic poster paper - Condition A+
This lithographic poster by surrealist painter Salvador Dali, was created for the Teatro Museum in Figueras, the artist's hometown. It reproduces one of the etchings, "Zebulun", from the 1973 portfolio "The Twelve tribes of Israel".
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.