The Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is known for his imaginative and often disturbing dream-like images. This lithograph, along with the five in the adjoining gallery, is from the Conquest of the Cosmos II series. The French graphic arts publisher Jean Lavigne asked Dali to create a series based on a theme of the artist’s choosing. Dali always had an interest in the concept of cosmic consciousness. The works took 18 months to complete.