Incredible Illustrations for Alice’s Adventure’s In Wonderland by Salvador Dalí

A work of art incorporating rebelliousness, revolution, paradox; distortions of space and time, logic, size, and proportion; disbelief in conventional reality; assimilation of dreams, wordplay, and the ineffable nature of childhood.

Detail of Salvador Dali’s personally autographed limited edition

In 1969 an editor at Random house saw the connection between the artistic surrealistic mind of Salvador Dalí, who at the time was in his mid-sixties, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Dalí went on to create a dozen heliogravures for the occasion—one illustration for each chapter—as well as a four-color etching as the frontispiece. Only 2,700 of the edition were printed, and the artist signed each original etching. Original copies sell for $12,000 or more these days.

A work of art incorporating rebelliousness, revolution, paradox; distortions of space and time, logic, size, and proportion; disbelief in conventional reality; assimilation of dreams, wordplay, and the ineffable nature of childhood. – Mark Burstein on ‘Dodgson and Dalí’

Salvador Dali Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland new edition published for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s original work

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland

Salvador Dali taking his anteaters for a walk in Paris, 1969

Salvador Dali and Amanda Lear in 1969