Paris: Centre Culturel de Paris, 1978. Folio (380x280 mm; 15x11 inches, sheets). 7 wood engravings, one collage hand painted with gouache on gold paper, and one etching with color. Publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped burgundy calf. Extra-suite of plates in folding portfolio. Slipcase. Light scuffing to the evenly toned spine, generally in fine, well-preserved condition. Item #408837
INSCRIBED WITH A FULL-PAGE DRAWING BY DALI TO HIS ATTORNEY, the drawing depicting St. George: "A mon amie Michael Stout Dali 979."
Limited edition, number 13 of 90 copies on Rives paper from a total edition of 395. With an extra suite of three progressive plates, comprising one woodcut signed Dali 1976 in the plate, and two trial proofs for the same work depicting the brain, the brain and a bed with a woman jumping rope, and a black form with woman fleeing (together loose in separate portfolio).
Dali had conceived of the surrealist film Babaouo in 1932. The present work revives the original conceit of the unmade film following the picaresque adventures of the character Babaouo, his name meaning something like "the simpleton" or "the innocent." Michler 1543-49; Field 78-2.
A FINE FULL-PAGE DRAWING WITH SUPERLATIVE PROVENANCE.