This fine art print was made in Italy. The detailed proofing process and standardized printing plates of offset lithography ensure this print reproduction maintains vivid colors and faithfulness to the original work of art. 


Note: These amazing prints were in storage for decades, only to be rediscovered this year. There were about 10 of each of these unique posters, so once they are sold out, we are unable to "restock" them. 


To be explicitly clear, these are high-quality "prints" or "posters" of Salvador Dalí's original artwork. These are authorized reproductions by Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres. 


Large: 27.5" x 19.5"  -  Price: $175

Small: 24" x 12" -  Price: $90

Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion

  • Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion, (also known as The Melting Watch, Clock Explosion, or simply Explosion) is an example of this surrealist movement. Created in 1954, Dali used the presence of a dreamlike quality and ghostly appearance to accentuate the mysterious and unexplainable in his painting.

    Surrealism rejects logic, reason and natural order. It uses techniques such as dreamlike or ghostly qualities, juxtaposition (a method for rejecting harmony in their work) and incorporates surreal objects and subject matter. Dali uses these same techniques in his painting Soft Watch at the Moment of Explosion to intrigue his viewers and provoke thought.

    In his painting, Dalí assimilates shadowy outlines of objects and uses the dreamlike quality in the way the watch twists and its broken pieces unexplainably float above it. Also, the ghostly way the watch drapes over one edge of the box as if melting. The watch seems to be pulling apart and stretching. It may denote Dalí's belief that time passing brings eventual destruction.

    In Soft Watch at the Moment of Explosion, Dali incorporates a great deal of color juxtaposition. Most of the background consists of deep browns and gold and is contrasted by the white clock in the center of the painting. Dalí's painting also displays surreal objects, although most of these are in the foreground (a moth, a fly and a bizarre clock). In the background we see a small cluster of mountains.

  • Flamboyant and groundbreaking Spanish artist Salvador Dalí is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. An icon of the Surrealist movement his blend of eccentric perspectives and controversial influences resulted in wildly imaginative, unforgettable dreamscapes that are uniquely Dali. Inspired by Freud, Dali accessed his subconscious to create more intense artistic expression. Creatively prolific, he produced 1,500 paintings, along with sculptures, lithographs, etchings, drawings, films, clothing and jewelry.