Sunday, August 12, 2012

Salvador Dali Etching FORGERY: Song of Songs of Solomon: "Grapes" (Let him kiss mee...).

Auction end date: 12/18/2011
Sale price: $331
Details: 10" x 16" image on Arches paper, No. EA.
NOTE: This purports to be an original etching from the "Song of Songs of Solomon"  intaglio suite officially titled Let him kiss mee with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine (Field #71-17B; p. 70).  In fact, this print is a forgery.  It is a Leon Amiel (yikes!) restrike (Field p. 238).  The COA title "Grapes" makes this determination easy.  A COA like this affixed to the back of any Dali print is usually a bad sign.  Getting the title of the print incorrect only seals the deal.  In the best case scenario, this forgery is made from the original plate, but the signature is not by the hand of Dali.

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