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About the Work
"Cybernetic Lobster Telephone (Imaginations and Objects of the Future)" is a hand-signed lithograph and etching created by Salvador Dalí in 1975. The image size is 28" x 21". The artwork ships framed, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.
Featuring one of Dalí’s best-loved images – the lobster – the Cybernetic Lobster Telephone is extremely appealing in terms of starting a Dalí collection or filling one in with a classic piece. Described as an “aesthetic variation on the telephone”, this one is all the more humorous for its complete inability to function as a telephone and for the danger faced by a user should they put the lobster to their ear. It has been suggested that this telephone represents the obsolescence of such technology as ideas and words would be communicated by thought alone in the future.
The Imaginations and Objects of the Future series was born of the concerted effort of a Chicago-based gallerist to convince Dalí to do a set of prints about the future. It was proposed on three separate occasions over a period of years before Dalí agreed to the undertaking. The arrangement included the creation of ten new paintings from which the prints would be produced. The paintings were loaned to Dalí’s Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres, Spain for a period of two years and then sold.
About the Artist
Spanish Artist Salvador Dalí was a Surrealist icon best known for his articulate skill and exquisite works of art. Dalí is among the most versatile and prolific artists of the 20th century, partially due to his explorations of subconscious imagery. He practiced sculpting, printmaking, fashion, advertising, filmmaking and more. His flamboyant personality and mischievousness contributed to his rise to becoming an international celebrity, however, his mastery of art is arguably his most distinct attribute.