Incredible collection of 11 items signed by the eccentric surrealist, consisting primarily of photos and booklets, each signed “Dali.” Includes a series of five different glossy photos of Dali’s ‘Bull Fight’ lithographs and ‘The Lucky Number of Dali,’ 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in light artist’s pencil; one glossy 7.25 x 8.75 portrait used to promote Diary of a Genius, signed in the upper border in blue ballpoint; one intense glossy 7 x 5 portrait of Dali by Philippe Halsman, signed in blue ballpoint; one glossy 10 x 8 photo of a plate designed by Dali, prominently signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint; color 4 x 5.75 postcard of Dali’s work entitled ‘The Persistence of Memory’ signed in blue felt tip; one limited edition color advertising booklet promoting Dali’s cookbook entitled ‘Les Diners de Gala,’ 7 x 10, signed on the title page in blue felt tip; and a program for the 1965–66 season at Lincoln Center featuring a page for a performance entitled ‘A Happening With Salvador Dali,’ 8 x 11, 35 pages, signed on the program page in pencil. A notation to the front of the Lincoln Center program and a few signatures a shade or two light, otherwise overall fine condition. Consignor states that the signatures were acquired in person by New York City attorney and autograph collector Jacob Bacal in the lounge of the St. Regis Hotel over the course of about a decade, beginning in the mid-1960s. Dali and his wife Gala lived at the St. Regis during the fall and winter throughout the 1960s and 1970s. An impressive and comprehensive collection of many formats. RR Auction COA.
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Color postcard of Dali’s 1955 work entitled ‘The Sacrament of the Last Supper,’ 5.75 x 4, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.