Salvador Dali Once Illustrated "Alice In Wonderland"

It was a match made is psychedelic Heaven. Surreal and melty, just what you’d expect from Dali.

In 1969, a print run of Alice In Wonderland was released featuring the surreal illustrations of Salvador Dali. The book contained twelve heliogravures according to Brain Pickings, one for each chapter.

A heliogravure is one of the oldest ways to reproduced photographic images, involving an expensive, time-consuming process. You can read all about it over here. The decision to use this technique helped emphasize the lush colors Dali favored.

Only the cover of the was different, a sketched etching in muted tones.

Thanks to the William Bennett Gallery for preserving Dali’s work in digital form!

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