Songs of the Maldoror

In 1971, the publisher Pierre Argillet purchased the 42 plates from Baron Petiet, in Paris. Dali, in a burst of enthusiasm, decided to rework 8 of the plates, and in this manner he added an elaborated vision of his traumas from childhood. Under the terms of an agreement, signed in 1973 by Salvador Dali, Pierre Argillet and Albert Skira, it was decided to publish these 50 prints together with the 100 even-numbered books not published in 1934.