Fine Art/Dali- Galeries des Beaux Arts
I have an etching in excellent shape by Dali.It is called "Galleries des beaux Arts" and was made by Dali in 1975. I have gotten conflicting info regarding my etching. It appears to be penciled signed and an artist's proof- "A.E." is in the left hand corner also in pencil. The back of the etching has the water mark "arche France." I also checked and can confirm that there is no infinity mark next to the water mark. Please help- I don't really know what I have. I got it from a relative who had it stored for over 10 years.
O.k. I think i can point you in the right direction. First, what gave you the impression that the title is 'galleries' des beaux arts and not 'academie' des beaux arts? Do you have a COA with this information?
Is it this piece:
So the title is 'Academie des Beaux Arts' from '75.
I would have to do more research, but based on the research I've done I believe you're right -- it was created in '75, even though he didn't make it into the academy until '78.
In fact, you seem to know what you have. Is it a fake? Maybe... especially if it says 'AE' for artist proof as opposed to the more accurate french initials EA. Dali was much known 10+ years ago for having many fakes floating around. I doubt it is however... gut feeling.
Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
Best of luck,