Salvador Dalí, The Mythology: Athena, 1960-64

Artist: Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989
Title: The Mythology: Athena
Date: 1960-64
Medium: Etching and engraving with aquatint and gold leaf on Arches paper
Signature: Signed lower right in pencil
Description: From the rare and complete suite, "The Mythology," comprising 16 original etchings and engravings, some with aquatint. Total tirage of 270 + proofs. Published by Pierre Argillet, Paris. Printed by Robbe, Paris.

Dalí illustrated "The Mythology" by drawing very closely upon the symbolism of the ancient Greek legends. Using the meaningful manifestation of chance, he would often start with an abstract smudge, created in a single motion, and he developed his theme from this sign of fate.
Reference: Field 63-3P
Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
Framed Dimensions: 38 3/4 x 32 in.
Inventory Number: 915973
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