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  • Literature

    Albert Reynolds Morse, Robert Descharnes and Albert Field, The Sculpture Collection, p. 86
    see Robert and Nicholas Descharnes, Dalí, The Hard and The Soft, Spells for the Magic Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 655 (another edition illustrated)

    Based on the oil on panel The Burning Giraffe, 1936-37, Kunstmuseum, Basel

  • Artist Biography

    Salvador Dalí

    Spanish • 1904 - 1989

    Salvador Dalí was perhaps the most broadly known member of the Surrealist movement of the early twentieth century. Heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud, the avant-garde style explored consciousness and dream-like states through exaggerated landscapes and bizarre or grotesque imagery. Using the means of painting, sculpture, printmaking, film and literature, Dalí explored these ideas with a meticulous hand and inventive wit. 

    Although known for his role in Surrealism, Dalí was also a seminal example of celebrity showmanship and the cult of personality, a phenomenon that dominates popular culture today. Always a colorful and flamboyant presence with his signature cape, wide-eyed expression and trademark upturned waxed mustache, Dalí was a master of self-promotion and spectacle.

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Woman Aflame

1980
Bronze sculpture with green patina,
32 1/2 x 9 x 11 1/4 in. (82.6 x 22.9 x 28.6 cm)
inscribed 'Dalí' and numbered 275/350 (there were also 35 artist's proofs), this edition was conceived and first cast in 1980 and this example cast at a later date, stamped with the Perseo Medrisio, Switzerland foundry mark.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $37,500

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