Ceramic tile, circa 1956, stamped verso : "1956 Maurice Duchin - all rights reserved `
Size: 201 x 201 mms ( 7 7/8” x 7 7/8”)
Literature: "The Intransigeant" (Paris Press on Friday 8 May 1970). This was a leading article on the series.
Condition: In good condition.
Note: There was a major sale of the works of Salvador Dali held by the French auction house Artcuriel in June 2003. Included within that sale were 6 watercolours and gouaches on paper which were the designs for these tiles. These are noted as such and all had certificates from the Dali expert, Robert Descharnes.
In the 1950’s Valencian tile manufacturer, ADEX, was commissioned by Maurice Dupin to produce a series of six ceramic tiles made from designs by Salvador Dali based on his original paintings. Duchin, a businessman, had bought these paintings in New York in 1950. It was planned that the tiles would be sold to art collectors and also used as ornaments for small tables. No doubt this was all done with the permission of the artist whose signature is on all or most of these. The titles of the works were as follows:
- 1. Le baiser en feu
- 2. Les Guitars
- 3. Le soleil vegetal
- 4. L’etoile de mer
- 5. Les Colombes
- 6. Les Flechettes