Study for the Demons

Study for the Demons


Salvador Dali

Large preparatory drawing for “Les Demons”, illustrating one of the Poems of Mao Zedong in May 1968 in Paris.

Dali would humorously describe these elegant Demons as “Japanese people for the Chinese”. The quality of the characters’ study is amazing and reflects the very unique vision Dali had on political Mao Zedong’s poems.

It reflects at the same time political satire, Dali’s own humorous touch, and a surrealistic kind of dream.

27”x20.50 inches. Ink and watercolor. 1968. Signed

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