Salvador Dalí

Surrealist Crutches from Memories of Surrealism

1971
lithograph on paper
Inventory number 2062
This lithograph from a series of 175 copies, bursts with colour and Dalí symbolism. The large crutch is shown upwards, indicating that it will provide support in life. Dalí often depicted crutches to symbolise human weakness. Sitting alongside the crutch is a butterfly. It is static in movement, indicating it is placed here for its beauty and for observation. Like many of Dalí’s surrealist artworks, the objects are juxtaposed without immediate relevance and the differing scales designates a dream-like state.