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CFM deals exclusively with work
that was created by Salvador Dali's own hand.

(Excepting only his Divine Comedy wood block illustrations)

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In the world of Dali graphics, the vast majority are what are termed "cooperative graphics." This means that the image was, in fact, Dali's, however the graphic was actually done by photo-mechanical means or by an artisan other than Dali. Publishers approached Dali and requested a contract to reproduce a specific artwork as a graphic. Dali would be paid for both the right to make the graphic and for his signing of them. In most cases Dali had nothing to do with the graphic other than having created the image upon which it was based and then signing. (It is a popular stance to blame Gala for this behavior as she was notorious for 'milking' money for Dali.)

The creation of "cooperative graphics' is an accepted methodology within the world of graphics. However, in the 'true' cooperative graphic the norm is for the artist to have a continuing involvement in the work. The original artist would oversee the work as it was being reproduced and give their input as to the quality, the line, the color, etc.; thereby remaining an active part of the creation of the edition. The contract with the publisher would give the artist final approval as to whether the edition was completed or terminated.

Almost the only time Dali was actually involved with his non-original prints was when he worked with a publisher that required his direct involvement (which includes all of the work published by Pierre Argillet and Joeseph Foret), and his only woodblock print work for "The Divine Comedy."

When doing woodblock prints, with the exception of a few artists, most relied on the printer to carve the woodblocks. "The Divine Comedy" was published by Joseph Foret and was carved and printed by Les Heures Claires, Paris, arguably the finest printer ever of art books. Foret required Dali to oversee the work on the 100 different woodblock prints. He pencil signed all of the prints in the first 100 books of the tirage. Only another 100 to 200 other sets of illustrations were also pencil signed. Many of these were done for Dr. Giuseppe Albaretto, who actually purchased Les Heures Claires to obtain the unsold stock of the book. CFM sells only the pencil signed prints.

In our opinion, it is Dali's actual involvment that validates the work we represent.

Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.