Lithograph on Japon Paper with Collage

Salvador Dali 1975

This innovation imagined by Dali pictured an umbrella that would keep beachgoers cool and moisturised as they spent the day in the sun.

This work is part of the “Imagination and Objects of the Future” portfolio, which is full of Dalí’s fantastical creations of futuristic luxuries and extravagances. The suite of 10 dry point etchings combined with lithography and collage were inspired by his extensive research on a variety of scientific topics, including physics, biology, and arithmetic. These encompass the concept of Dali imagining himself as the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci, giving to the world what he imagined the future would hold.