Halsman in Magnum Square Print Sale // Obsessions

For the first time ever, we are making a Philippe Halsman print available in the Magnum Square Print Sale! This print of Halsman’s long-term collaborator Dalì is is temporarily available for purchase as an estate-stamped, museum-quality Magnum Square Print, exceptionally priced at just $100.

The edition is not limited by quantity, but limited by time. This Square Print is only available for purchase between June 10, 2019, at 8 a.m. EST and June 14, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Salvador Dali, the subject most frequently photographed by Halsman, had an obsession with mathematics and mysticism, and the interconnection of the two. Always dissecting reality with his ‘paranoiac-critical’ method, he discovered the same sacred geometric spiral was apparent in a rhino’s horn as in Vermeer’s painting, ‘The Lacemaker.’ In 1956, Dali was invited on CBS’ Morning Show to present his findings, and Halsman, who collaborated with Dali over the course of 37 years, was backstage to document the unfolding event. There were many props on hand to illustrate Dali’s theories, including the rhino pictured, 20 cauliflowers nailed to boards in Fibonacci spirals, and enlargements of microscopic photos of nature illustrating the same spiral. In the case of this one photograph, both artists had found obsessions to direct their creative energies into: Dali’s unfolding spiral research, and Halsman’s favorite spiral-mustached muse.

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