Surrealistic Bullfight “Bullfight with Drawer XLIII/C”


  • medium Hand-colored drypoint etching
  • edition 43/100
  • size 26.00w x 20.00h in
  • created 1967

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Additional Info: Inspired from Picasso’s “Tauromachie”, these etchings epitomize Dali’s style with their burlesque touches. Bishops are seen blessing macabre parades, where the bull ends up in a grand piano, while a hallucinogenic matador, like a sad clown, gazes at the audience. Parrots and fish turn into toreadors, while a burning giraffe, a lion or a statue stand in the arena. Lastly, a huge monster coming out of a television set devours the whole scene.
A catalan theme revisited by Picasso, then “dalinized”, the “Surrealist Bullfight” is seen as a ghoulish, delirious farce.