Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Robert and Nicholas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and The Soft, Spells for the Magic Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 624 (another example illustrated p.243)

  • 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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Alice in Wonderland

Bronze with blue patina,
90.5 x 44 x 20 cm (35 5/8 x 17 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
incised signature and numbered 236/350 (there were also 35 artist's proofs), this edition was conceived in 1977 and first cast in 1984, this example cast at a later date, stamped with the Perseo Mendrisio, Switzerland foundry mark.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡♠

Sold for £22,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm