Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 25, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Albert Reynolds Morse, Robert Descharnes and Albert Field Dalí: The Sculpture Collection p. 80.
    Robert and Nicholas Descharnes, The Hard and the Soft, no. 651, pp. 652-3.

  • 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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Éléphant de triomphe

Bronze with green and brown patina,
22 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 12 in. (56.5 x 21 x 30.5 cm)
inscribed with signature and stamp numbered 197/350 (there were also 35 artist's proofs), this edition was conceived in 1975 and first cast in 1984, this example cast at a later date, stamped with the Perseo Mendrisio, Switzerland foundry mark.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $27,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 April 2016