THE BUTTERFLY SUITE

Alpes. French Railways

France, Draeger for SNCF, 1970.

62 x 99 cm, lithographed poster in full colour, pinholes in corners.

£250

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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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