Biblia Sacra: Don’t touch me (Latin: Noli me tangere!)

Artist: Salvador Dali

YEAR: c. 1964

MEDIUM: Color lithograph on heavy Rag paper

IMAGE SIZE: 19 x 13.75 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed and dated in the stone, lower right

EDITION: Published by Rizzoli, Milan, Italy from the Biblia Sacra Suite

CONDITION: Excellent

Gallery Retail Price: $2,500

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About the Art

This is an original color lithograph from Dali’s Biblia Sacra suite, a collection of 105 images illustrating biblical passages. Each work represents Dali’s unique interpretation of the Bible. In these works he uses a unique artistic process called “bulletism” where ink is shot onto the canvas creating an ink blot effect. The lithographs were commissioned by Guiseppe Albaretto, a good friend of Dali who was also a leading patron of his work. Albaretto wanted to lead the artist to God and back to the Catholic Church. The spontaneous bulletism process and the rich colors in the image truly highlight Dali’s range of creativity and use of space.

The print depicts the story of Mary Magdalene seeing Jesus after his death on the cross. Mary Magdalene embraces Jesus, but he tells her to stop clinging to him as he has not yet risen from the dead. Dali draws Mary Magdalene in profile in the right corner. The artist’s depiction of Jesus underscores the message of the story: Mary Magdalene must let go of her attachment to Jesus as a human being and connect with him through the Holy Spirit.

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