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  • Literature

    Robert and Nicholas Descharnes, The Hard and The Soft, p. 251, no. 646; Albert Reynolds Morse, Robert Descharnes and Albert Field, The Sculpture Collection, p. 38

  • 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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Dalínian Dancer

1949/89
Bronze with blue patina,
15 1/2 x 14 x 9 1/2 in. (39.4 x 35.6 x 24.1 cm)
incised signature and stamp numbered 255/350 (there were also 35 artist's proofs in three different patinas), this edition was conceived in 1949, first cast in 1984 and then cast at a later date, published by Inter Art Resources Ltd., Balerna, Switzerland (incised with their stamp), also with the Perseo Medrisio, Switzerland foundry mark on the base.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $20,000

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015