Flight and Fall of Icarus

Salvador Dali
Flight and Fall of Icarus, (Vol et Chute d’Icare), 1963.
Mythology, Dali – Pierre Argillet Collection.
Catalog: ML/Argillet #121; Fields # 63-3 C.
Original, hand-colored drypoint etching on archival paper.
Hand-signed and numbered at the lower margins.

The son of inventor Daedalus had wings made of wax and feathers, which allowed him to fly. His father warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, but in Icarus’ complacency and hubris, he flew too high, and his wings melted. He plummeted into the sea, where he drowned. © The Argillet Collection.

The Mythology Suite comprises 16 mixed-media prints, 22 x 30 inches, incorporating engraving and drypoint etching with hand-coloring. It was published between 1963 and 1965. The edition size is 1-150 signed and numbered on Arches, I-XX EA on Japanese paper, and I-C on Japanese paper.

Salvador Dali – Off The Wall Gallery, Houston, Texas.

 

Artwork size: 30 x 22 inches / 76 x 56 cm.
Frame size: 45 x 37 inches / 114 x 94 cm.
Inv #: AB8778
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