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  • 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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Carmen - Castanets

c.1970
Bronze with green patina, on a marble base, contained in the original foam-lined wooden box.
including base 26 x 9 x 11 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)
With incised signature on the reverse and stamp-numbered 228/300 on the left side (there were also 30 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by 2049 Obra Contemporanea Editeur, Spain, with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £1,750

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London Auction 7 June 2018