Salvador Dalí

Hippies Femme-fleurs au piano (Flower-women at the Piano)

1969/70
drypoint etching on paper
Inventory number 385

The Hippies suite is in a total edition of 245 prints plus 24 proofs. Graphic Europa Anstalt published the suite. Many of the etchings in the Hippies suite are hand coloured or contain gold dust. The full suite of prints, when sold complete, is presented in an orange and magenta coloured cloth covered portfolio.

This print is scarce.

Hippies Femme-fleurs au piano (Flower-women at the Piano) illustrates various flowers, the reproductive structure of a plant that generates pollination to occur. These, along with the two almost naked women, signify sexuality and fertility. The existence of the piano indicates the divine – something godly about expressing one’s sexuality. Pianos have often been used to indicate this as they can be used to produce magnificent music.