In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel, Salvador Dali created a series inspired by the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
A surrealistic tribute was fitting, considering the remarkable history involved – the progression of the tribes from their descendants to the third Jewish State after two thousand years of exile.
Salvador Dali, the greatest Surrealist master of all time, was a natural selection to depict the first Israelites. His skill extended to every medium, and most importantly, Dali understood and knew how to represent, in his own creative surrealistic style, the ancient thoughts and dreams of the people of Israel.
Even though his works can be interpreted ambiguously, this series captures the tribal memories of those who live and work in Israel in a precise and significant manner. Dali’s fertile imagination captured mystical characters in a tangible way, immortalizing the Israeli civilization for future generations. The Twelve Tribes of Israel suite is an important and considerable body of work in Dali’s, and indeed Israel’s, history.
The complete portfolio, comprising of 13 etchings with pochoir coloring, 1973, each signed in pencil and numbered 159/195, also signed and numbered on the justification, with title, text in English and Hebrew. Published by Transworld Art Corporation, New York, on BFK Rives paper. Contained in the original blue cloth and leather-covered portfolio (13 prints). Note: Price shown is per artwork. Please contact us if you are interested in the complete portfolio.