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  • Literature

    Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí, the Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 683, illus. of another cast p. 266

  • 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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Le Cabinet Anthropomorphique

1973/82
Bronze sculpture with brown patina, and two bronze keys,
31.8 x 59.7 x 14 cm (12 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
with incised signature and stamp numbered 226/330, this edition was conceived in 1973 and first cast in 1982, with the Mibrosa, Barcelona foundry stamp.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £8,750

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London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm