Monday, January 17, 2011

Surrealist Drawings Exhibition Catalog - January through July 1988, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Surrealist Drawings Exhibition Catalog
January through July 1988
Salvador Dali Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida

Here is another of those somewhat elusive Dali Museum exhibition catalogs from days past. 

This one is an unpaginated 59 pages (stapled) and features no fewer than 33 early sketches, studies, and assorted drawings by Dali from the 1930's through the early 1940's.  The cover has the pictured charcoal drawing framed in dark blue with the title in gold at the bottom.

Each drawing is accompanied by a title or a reference to the painting it is a study for, the medium, the approximate date, and size.  Many of the drawings are also accompanied by a quote from one of a number of books by, or about, Dali.

The reproductions are of a decent quality and there are many drawings not normally seen elsewhere.

A neat little catalog if you can find a copy.  Expect to pay about $20 or so for one of these, though you may have a difficult time locating one.

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