Salvador Dalí

Hippies Le Soleil (The Sun)

1969/70
drypoint etching on paper
Inventory number 386

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.

Salvador Dalí represented the sun in many of his artworks, including the Hippies and Flora Dalinae suites. For Dalí, the sun symbolised energy, life, resurrection, and power. In Hippies Le Soleil (The Sun) the sun appears in the centre of numerous naked women. Like women, the sun is the source of existence on earth, producing life.