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Dali Atomicus Redux, 1948


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original silver gelatin print by Philippe Halsman
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  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken c.1948, United States
(Library of Congress)

"Celebrated portrait photographer Philippe Halsman requested Dalí 'jump' to make 'the mask fall[s] so that the real person appears.' The duo, aided by three cats and several assistants including Halsman's wife and two children, shot 26 failed attempts before deeming the photograph a success. The final photograph, retouched by Dalí himself, features another artwork, painted by Dalí himself directly on the photograph to fill the empty frame. The props are also carefully masked out, to appear to be floating. The large painting to the right, Leda Atomica, now hangs in the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain.

In my rendition of this public domain edition of the photograph, I emulating the creator's intention, removed the props and wires to make the objects float, in addition to matching the exact crop of Halsman's iconic shot. I left the backdrop untouched to the right, as well as leaving the frame empty."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


"Portrait photograph of Salvador Dali, including objects, cats, and water caught in motion. The photo is similar to Halsman's published photo "Dali Atomicus" before retouching."

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.