Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland Is Under $20

Dali’s 1969 Version of the Lewis Carroll Classic Was Previously Priced Over $12,000


Once upon a time, there was an artist named Salvador Dali. He was a strange cat.

Dali and feline are friends

That’s Dali on the left.

One day, Dali decided he would like to illustrate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.**

Predictably, it was weird.

Salvador Dali illustrates Who Stole the Tarts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Who Stole the Tarts? I don’t know, the Gila monster??!

Dali created a cover, and one illustration for each chapter.

Some characters were recognizable.

Salvador Dali illustrates Who Stole the Tarts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Hello, White Rabbit!

Some were not.

Salvador Dali illustrates The Lobster Quadrille from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lobster? I don’t see no stinking lobsters!

Sometimes, a detail did not match the actual chapter he was illustrating. Dali be crazy like that.

Salvador Dali illustrates Caucus Race and Long Tale from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Little Bill, what are YOU doing at the Caucus-Race?

Subtly, Alice was in every illustration, always pictured with her jump rope or hula hoop or maybe portable rabbit hole held high above her head.

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland is in every illustration

Like Waldo, but with nightmares.

As you might imagine, the Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland became quite the collectors’ item!

Previously, if one wanted the privilege of owning this rare tome, one had to pay approximately one zillion dollars at an auction house. Or $12,900 on Amazon.

Now? You can pre-order your own copy of the all-new, re-issued Salvador Dali Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the bargain price of $17.23 (currently) on Amazon! Sure, the dimensions are a little different than the original. And it won’t be personally signed by Dali, unlike the 2,700 Random House Books-of-the-Month in 1969. Still, that’s a very low price to pay for a trip to freaky town with a Spanish surrealist and an Oxford don, doncha think?

Are you excited about this re-release of the Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland? Will you add it to your collection?

** Or possibly someone asked Dali to illustrate Alice. I can find very little information on how the Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland came about. Which makes me all the more eager to get my hands on this new publication, as it includes an introduction by Mark Burnstein which, according to Amazon, “discusses DalĂ­’s connections with Carroll, his treatment of the symbolic figure of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland.”

About Heather Haigha

Heather Haigha is your intrepid guide for all adventures under ground, through the looking glass, down the rabbit hole and sometimes even real life! Read her whimsical musings on the Alice Is Everywhere blog, and hear the melodious sound of her voice on the Alice is Everywhere podcast.