Salvador Dalí

Memories of Surrealism – Caring for a Surrealistic Watch

1971
photo-lithograph on paper
Inventory number 503

Salvador Dalí’s Memories of Surrealism suite was published by Transworld Art. The total edition is 500, including sets in English and in French. 

Each of the prints is a photo-lithograph (photolith) of an original mixed media artwork created using gouache and collage on paper. 

Salvador Dalí created the Memories of Surrealism suite in 1971 in express reflections based upon his career to date. 

Pierre Restany, a French art critic, interviewed Salvador Dalí about each of the Memories of Surrealism prints. The text appears out of order on printed introductory pages to accompany the photo-lithographs.

About Caring for a Surrealistic Watch, Restany recounts his interview with Dalí as follows. “Dali has chosen Georges de Latour’s painting, which represents a new born child carried under the light of a candle with a luxury of precautions, for a very definite reason: to show that it is with the same delicate care that one should deal with the Great Question, the most transcendental of the super-Einsteinian era, of Albert Einstein, at first super-gelatinous, then Freudian and finally Dalinian, in the direction of the explosive legitimacy of everything looking terribly soft and peaceful.”