Salvador Dalí’s “Alice in Wonderland” (1969)

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It’s amazing how much unknown stuff by Dali pops up on the Internet. Check out what the William Bennett Gallery has for us here:

“Dali’s incredible illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” (published in 1865) have caused it to become one of the rarest and most sought-after Dali suites. With the original gouaches published by Maecenas Press-Random House, New York in 1969, the suite now contains 12 heliogravures – one for each chapter of the book – and comes with 1 original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece.
This collaboration brings together arguably two of the most creative minds in Western culture, as both are considered ultimate explorers of dreams and imagination.”

- There is one copy on amazon for 13.000$, but you may as well have a look at the images at the William Bennett Gallery over here or check out the videos below.

Salvador Dali – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Dali illustrated Alice in Wonderland in 1969. The book was distributed as a Random-House book of the month. The book consists of one etching and 12 colorful prints plus text. The video above shows what to look for when buying the book.

Dalì in Wonderland

Bonus: Alice in Wonderland (1903)

The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.

With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.

Music: ‘Jill in the Box’, composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.

This restoration was supported by The Headley Trust and The Pilgrim Trust.

To find out more about the film, visit http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/974410/