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Currier & Ives Prints for Sale Sign

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
2004.D07.07

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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