Dali, Salvador

1969 French Salvador Dali Travel Poster, Auvergne

$350.00
  • 1969 French Salvador Dali Travel Poster, Auvergne

Dali, Salvador

1969 French Salvador Dali Travel Poster, Auvergne

$350.00

Date: 1969
Size: 24.5 x 39 inches
Artist: Salvador Dali

In 1969, Salvador Dali created a series of posters for the SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) (English: French National Railway Corporation), highlighting the different locations travelers could visit by using France's train system. Destinations included Paris, the Alpes, Auvergne, Alsace, Normandie, and Roussillon. They were presented to the public at the Gare de Lyon (one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France) in 1970, where Dali called the series a "gift to the State." See the video here.

Spanish artist Salvador Dali was a groundbreaking icon of the Surrealist movement and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Extraordinarily imaginative, Dali also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theater. Nearly photographic, Dali’s art has been called the epitome of Surrealism.

This poster was recently linenbacked and is in great condition with some reconstruction in the middle of the top margin.