Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Gelatin silver prints, to include "Dalí Clockface" (1953), "Invisible Dalí" (1954), and "Dalí Fishing" (1954), printed in 1981, each with Halsman/Dalí hand stamp and numbering from edition of 250 to verso, all matted and presented in uniform white framing.
SS 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (the first and second), 12 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (the third); DOA 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.Vallarino Photo Foundation, LLC
Philippe Halsman is known for his photographs picturing Salvador Dalí, as seen here, and those of Marilyn Monroe, also offered in this auction. In the 1940s, Halsman and Dalí developed a friendship that lasted several decades and was explored and documented through collaborative photography. These particular three photographs are part of the Halsman/Dalí portfolio, and they embody characteristics typically associated with each artist. Halsman uses unusual lighting and the element of surprise to incorporate Dalí’s Surrealism, the fascination with time as seen through the clockface, and Dalí's famous moustache that often takes on a life of its own.
Very slight waviness to the first sheet, otherwise good apparent condition; not examined out of frames.
$600 - 900