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I have what I believe to be a Salvador Dali signed print.  It was purchased at a charity auction in 1997.  They said it was titled "The Swallow".  I have been to the museum in St. Pete and tried to find it online, with no success.  Is there anywhere I can look for information on this item?  I am considering selling it, yet I want to be certain I do not misrepresent the item.  Thanking you in advance, Craig

Dear Craig,

Your print; The Swallow, is also known as L’hirondelle. It is also listed as “La civilta sconfitta-The defeat of civilization. It was released as part of a portfolio collectively known as Le jungle humaine and included 6 lithographs enlarged from original ink drawings (Atelier Lithographique) with added color.

It was published by Martin Lawrence (from Carpentier) in a Tirage of 630 prints on “pre-signed paper”. Part of this tirage is: numbered edition #1-250 on Arches; 1-CCL on Arches; AP 1-50 on Arches; EA 1-50 on Arches and 30 HC (Hors Commerce). The portfolio was originally included a title page, colophon, and 6 descriptive pages.

I found two auction listings in this century. One sold for $227 and the other did not sell. There is one listed in an ebay store for $2500. Google this: Salvador Dali, L’hirondelle. You will find it listed in several places. I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,

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