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Currier & Ives Prints for Sale Sign

Scroll bordering of sign stating "Colored Lithographs for the People. The World of Currier & Ives as Interpreted by Salvador Dali." Prints listed for sale on sign: American Yacht Races; Les Fleurs Et Fruits; Fire, Fire, Fire; Central Park, Winter, New York; American Trotting Horses I and II. Many different fonts and sizes used in composition. 144/300. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Sign "Currier & Ives Prints for Sale"

Salvador Dali, known for his Surrealist paintings of the 1930s and 1940s, created a number of lithographs based on popular culture. During his lifetime, he collected Currier & Ives prints as a reminder of his childhood and in response to the popularity of the publishers.

In 1971, Dali produced a suite of six prints inspired by Currier & Ives. The first print in the series is a reinterpretation of the original Currier & Ives logo that the company used to advertise their prints. Dali turned the design upside down and personalized it with calligraphic lines and drawings of fantastic creatures.

Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquisition Funds

Date: 1971

Artists: Salvador Dali
Date of Artists: Spanish, 1904-1989
Medium: ink and watercolor
Measurements: 25 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches
Access Number: 2004-D07-07
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert

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