This collection by the great Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, dates from 1971 and consists of sixteen colour etchings. The engravings portray some of the Bard's most famous plays.
The series has remained intact as a private collection for the past fifty years at a Heritage Estate in the Balearic Islands. It will be presented for sale for the first time at The Flat Gallery, Mahon, Menorca.
The Shakespeare Suite II was produced between 1971 and 1974 and is considered to be the most brilliant and highest quality of Dalí’s graphic art creations. The engravings are printed on BFK Rives paper, each measuring 44 cm by 20 cm without a frame. They are all hand signed in pencil by Salvador Dalí and numbered 63/250 with authentication. Dalí produced numerous graphic works of various themes during this period; considered to be the peak of his creative genius in engraving work.
Titles of the etchings correspond to some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, representing detailed characteristics of each play reflecting the humorous aspects of his work.