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  • Literature

    Franco Passoni, Reynolds Morse & Albert Field, Dalí, Milan, 1986, another cast illustrated p. 79
    Beniamino Levi, The Dalí Universe, London, 2000, larger cast illustrated pp. 80 & 81
    Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí, the Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 683, illustration of another cast p. 266
    Françoise Lechien, Dalí, Dalí! ou l'éclosion apothéosique d'un sculpteur, Brussels, 2004, larger cast illustrated pp. 70 & 99

  • 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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Le cabinet anthropomorphique (The Anthropomorphic Cabinet) (D. 683)

Bronze sculpture with brown patina, and two bronze keys.
31.8 x 59.7 x 14 cm (12 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
With incised signature and stamp-numbered 263/330, this edition was conceived in 1973 and first cast in 1982, with the Foneria Mibrosa Barcelona foundry stamp.

£10,000 - 15,000 Ω ♠

Sold for £16,380

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022