Salvador Dalí’s Adventures In Wonderland
Countless artists have given the world their view of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland books but did you know Salvador Dalí did an entire series inspired by them? In fact, he did one for each chapter of the book. Here’s a sampling of our favorites.
Published in a book by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969, the volume contains 12 heliogravures and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece.
Advice From a Caterpillar
The Queen’s Croquet Ground
Down the Rabbit Hole
My personal favorite, A Caucus Race and a Long Tale
The Mock Turtle’s Story
And last but not least, one with that certain Dalí charm, Mad Tea Party.
Brainpickings says, “As you might expect, the book isn’t exactly easy to acquire — Amazon currently spots just a single copy, handsomely priced at $12,900.” There’s also a YouTube video letting you know what to look for if you’re in the market for one. How about some nice reproductions, guys?
Images are courtesy of the William Bennett Gallery.
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