Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
– the White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Down the Rabbit Hole

I posted the line above on Monday. It always reminds me to keep my eyes open for the wonderful impossibilities we get to witness and rumble with on a daily basis.

It seems to suit that yesterday I stumbled across another Alice in Wonderland treasure in the form of Salvador Dalí illustrations.

“Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. It contains 12 heliogravures, one for each chapter of the book, and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece, all of which the fine folks at the William Bennett Gallery have kindly digitized for your gasping pleasure…

As you might expect, the book isn’t exactly easy to acquire — Amazon currently spots just a single copy, handsomely priced at $12,900…” [Brain Pickings]

When a surrealist artist meets a surreal story, incredibly surreal (and beautiful) art can be created. This is one of those times.

Check out all of the illustrations at Brain Pickings.

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