THE FIRST AND ONLY ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PRESSING OF The Agony of Love, Ca. 1979, by Groundbreaking Surrealist Salvador Dali
THIS LITHOGRAPH PRINTED UNDER DALI'S DIRECT SUPERVISION AND CONTROL, FROM HIS OWN HAND-ETCHED PLATE, makes this a TRUE AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL WORK BY THE WORLD-RENOWNED FATHER OF SURREALISM, SALVADOR DALI, being Hand-Signed and Hand-Numbered by Dali himself after giving his approval of this Limited Edition Production, as #137 of 350 Editions of the One and Only Release of The Agony of Love in 1979...Making The Piece One of Only 350 ORIGINAL Lithographs Produced by the Artist Himself, Which Is Now Available For Sale Exclusively by The Zep Tepi Gallery For The First Time Since Purchased Directly From Dali's Own Personal Representative in the Year it was Produced and Still Being Accompanied by the Original COA Issued by the Artist. The Consignor and current owner of this piece is the SINGLE OWNER, after having purchased the work in the year it was made, 1979, directly from Dali's Personal Authorized Dealer Located in Paris, France- which gave this Authorized Dealer the Rights To The Sale of the Piece DIRECTLY PORT-PRODUCTION, Accompanied by the EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL DALI COA WHICH WILL BE SOLD WITH THE PIECE, something only a couple of Dealers worldwide would have had the privilege to do during the Artist's own lifetime. The current and single-owner, a Fine Art Scholar and Professional, has kept this Original Lithograph in Archival Quality Framing (as pictured herein), which is included in the sale price, for the life of the piece and as such it is in excellent, unrivaled condition. Additional close-up photos of the live-pencil numbering (Left Bottom) and authentic live signature (Right Bottom) are coming soon and available now upon request. The Almost NEVER Seen ORIGINAL DALI COA, Printed on the Artist's Official Stamped Card Stock-Paper with Hand-Written Numbering of the Edition Matching The Edition Number For Sale, of course, IS INCLUDED WITH THE SALE OF THE PIECE AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. The COA is on display along with the lithograph at our Los Angeles Gallery, Open To The Public, Come by and See It In Person!
Dimensions: IMAGE: H 23" x W 17" -- AREA INSIDE MAT: H 27" x W 18" -- TOTAL FRAMED: H 37" x W 27" -- ORIGINAL DALI COA: H 15" x W 11"
Condition: Overall Excellent Condition; This Lithograph #137 Has Been Kept In A Sealed Archival Frame For The Life Of The Piece Since Original 1979 Purchase By Current Owner (Who Holds A Graduate Degree In Art Education and Currently Works in Art Education at the University Level). There is Only Slight Discoloration of the Paper, Commensurate with Age, As The Archival Glass Originally used to cover the piece after its production in 1979 did not have the same quality of UV Protection that is possible today and as such any further discoloration will be dramatically reduced by modern improvements by use of Acrylic Non-Glare Products, allowing the new owner to enjoy this Authentic Dali just as it is today, with only the VERY minor age discoloration of a brief 37 years which does not effect the fine quality of the image at all, for many decades to come. Proof of Fine quality given by the Artist's approval via his own LIVE signature and numbering (NOT signed in the plate, but live on the paper after production)
Provenance: This Piece Is Currently Consigned To The Zep Tepi Emporium by a Private South Florida Collector who acquired this piece from an authorized gallery-dealer by Dali of his works in 1979 and has since been the single owner. The Consignor/Current Owner is an Art Professional herself, holding Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Fine Art and Art Education and Currently Working as An Art Instructor at the High School and University Levels. The piece has been seen by Licensed Art Appraisers a number of times without ever being thought to be anything but 100% Authentic.
Needless To Say, The Authenticity Of This Work of Art Is of No Concern... However, For The Protection Of Our Clients and For Their Investments This Lithograph (And All Hand-Signed/Original/Authentic Fine Art Offered For Sale By The Zep Tepi Gallery) Is Accompanied By Our Own Certificate of Authenticity with Lifetime Guarantee.