"Dalí Paints the "Invisible Straight from Nature", 1936, Julien Levy Gallery NYC, Single cardboard sheet double-sided with leaflet, printed in Paris by Union. Souvenir Catalogue designed by Dalí for his exhibition at the Levy Gallery/ 15 December 1936 - 15 January 1937, unsigned (as issued), 9-9/10 × 7-9/10 in. (25.2 × 20 cm).
FRONT- "Dalí Paints the "Invisible Straight from Nature", Cover illustration shows Surrealist female figure with metal snap nipples on movable cardboard breasts each revealing an accordion fold strip with 6-reproductions of Dali's work for each breast total of 12.
VERSO- "Souvenir-Catalogue", and lists 21 works exhibited and also mentions 12 drawings shown.
A EXTREMELY RARE/HISTORIC PIECE of DALI EPHEMERA.
CATALOGUE NOTE: This exhibition catalogue was produced in a limited edition on the occasion of the 1936 exhibition Dalí at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. Each of the wallets on the front of the catalogue is in the form of a woman's breast and contains two fold-out pages with twelve reproductions of Dalí's work.
-Robert Descharnes, Salvador Dalí: The Work, The Man, New York, 1984, illustration of another example p. 176.
-Paris, MNAM, Center Georges Pompidou, The Public Life of Salvador Dali, 1979 No. 471 and 472, pos. p. 60
CONDITION: Excellent- light wear, mild verso fading, some edge bumps, edge wear to “boobs”, mini prints intact, clip buttons work but are a bit stressed so I’d not engage them, about 8.5/10 overall.
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, NY