Fauteuil à sespirer pneumatique Artist(s)Salvador DaliArtist NationalitySpanish (culture or style)Object Creation Date1975Medium & Supportdrypoint etching, lithograph, screenprint and collage on paperDimensions
30 5/16 in x 21 15/16 in (76.99 cm x 55.72 cm)Credit LineAnonymous GiftSubject matter
This work was part of Salvador Dalí's 1975 Imaginations and Objects of the Future
portfolio. It contained ten prints with an introductory text by the artist that discussed the project's focus on new technologies' ability to create an alternate universe, especially through holograms.
This print and collage depicts a version of Dalí himself on a throne at the right. This throne, like the large green one at the top with the electrical plug, could too be mechanized, pneumatic. Below the colored image of the chair, the collaged lion head originated from his own 1929 painting "The Accommodations of Desire" (MET Museum) that was created during a tumultuous love affair with the married Gala, then the wife of the Surrealist poet Paul Éluard. Here the lion's head references the possible terrors of technology as well as sexual desire. Physical Description
At the right of the print, there is a line drawing of a figure seated in a large tufted chair, holding a scepter. There is a crown floating above the figure and there are stars above that. To the lower left, there is a simple drawing of a figure and a sailboat in a landscape.There is a collaged image of a lion at the center below a green tufted chair. To the right of the chair, between it and the large seated figure, is a small landscape with a figure and a cord with a plug at the end, connected to the chair. To the left at the center, there is a monogram of the artist and date. The print is signed (l.r.) and numbered (l.l.) in pencil. Primary Object ClassificationPrintAdditional Object Classification(s)Mixed MediaCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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Panthera leo (species)
chairs (furniture forms)
modern and contemporary art