62 x 99 cm, lithographed poster in full colour, pinholes in corners.
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Alpes: French Railways.
A gorgeous and colourful surrealist design of delicate butterflies fluttering against a rugged Alpine backdrop, one of six designs commissioned from Dali by SNCF, French national railways, to promote travel into the Alpine region.
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