Space Venus

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  • Literature

    Albert Reynolds Morse, Robert Descharnes and Albert Field Dalí: The Sculpture Collection, p.70
    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 616 (another example illustrated p.239)

  • Artist Bio

    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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Space Venus

1977/1984
Bronze with green patina,
62 x 35 x 36.5 cm (24 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.)
incised signature and numbered 95/350 (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.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm