Dressed in the Nude in the Surrealistic Fashion


Series Title
Memories of Surrealism
Artist
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Date
1971
Medium
Etching and lithograph
Dimensions
Plate : 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (52.39 x 41.59 cm)
Sheet : 29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (75.57 x 53.98 cm)
Mat : 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Orville C. Beattie
Object Number
1977.2.18

Label
Dali’s text: “A tribute to the Spanish architect Emilio Piñero whose geodesical dome is designed to protect the most surrealistic of all genetic structures discovered so far. (The dome is that of the Dali Museum at Figueras.) This genetic discovery has been made by two Nobel Prize winners, Crick, an Englishman and Watson, an American biologist: the double helix is an anticipated representation of nothing less than continuity between heaven and earth in Jacob’s ladder, based on molecular structures of desoxyribonucelical acid—but perhaps, and even probably also of the structures that are going to defeat, in an ultrasurrealistic way, the flood of cancer on our earth.”

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
Surrealism