• Breathing Pneumatic Armchair (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975-1976

    Breathing Pneumatic Armchair (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975-1976

    Salvador Dali

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    Color lithograph with drypoint on wove paper

    Signed "Dalí" in pencil within the image and and numbered from the International edition of 250 (the total edition size was 600).

    30 3/8 × 22 in 77.2 × 55.9 cm

    Bruce Hochman OS has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work and a COA will be included with purchase.

    Salvador Dalí's "Breathing Pneumatic Armchair" (1975-76), from his "Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio," is a whimsical vision of furniture reimagined through the lens of Surrealism. This lithograph depicts a plush armchair unlike any ever seen before. The chair's form is both familiar and unsettling. Its plush cushioning retains a vaguely human-like shape, complete with a suggestion of arms and a headrest.

    However, the chair seems to pulsate with an inner life. Transparent tubes snake across its surface, implying an internal network that pumps air, mimicking the rhythm of human respiration. The chair rests upon a base that defies gravity, appearing to float on a bed of wispy clouds. This dreamlike quality is further accentuated by the background, a swirling vortex of color reminiscent of Dalí's melting clocks. "Breathing Pneumatic Armchair" is more than just a futuristic design. It embodies Dalí's fascination with the subconscious and the blurred lines between dreams and reality.

    The chair beckons the viewer to imagine a future of unparalleled comfort, where furniture becomes an extension of the body itself, existing in a harmonious state with its occupant. Whether a practical invention or a surreal fantasy, the "Breathing Pneumatic Armchair" sparks our imagination and invites us to ponder the ever-evolving relationship between humanity and technology.

    Bruce Hochman OS (the leading authority on Salvador Dali artwork) has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work and a COA will be included with purchase.

    This work has never been framed and is in excellent condition