Salvador Dalí - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galleria Internazionale, Milan
    Galleria Levi, Milan
    Galleria Del Milone, Milan
    Brook Street Gallery, London
    Sotheby's, New York, May 11, 2000, lot 304 (titled Picador)
    Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2004, lot 358 (titled Picador)
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Don Quichotte

signed "Dalí" lower right
oil on canvas
57 5/8 x 44 7/8 in. (146.4 x 114 cm.)
Painted in 1969.

This work is recorded in Descharnes Archives under reference H-994.

$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $187,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018