Salvador Dalí

Grasshopper child (L’enfant sauterelle)

c1933
gravure on paper
Inventory number 7
Grasshopper child (L’enfant sauterelle) is print number 23 from an edition of 100. It was created from a copperplate engraving printed on Arches paper. 

This significant artwork in Dalí’s oeuvre points to his fear of insects since childhood. Dalí often depicted grasshoppers in his artwork to represent distasteful feelings caused by the threat of danger or pain from humankind and in life. By drawing and painting grasshoppers he addressed these fears and sought to alleviate feelings of distress.