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    Robert and Nicholas Descharnes 590

  • 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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Saint Georges et le dragon (Saint George and the Dragon) (D. 590)

Bronze sculpture with brown and green patina.
48 x 48 x 28 cm (18 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 11 in.)
With incised signature and numbering 96/350 on the base (there were also 35 artist's proofs), the edition was conceived in 1977 and first cast in 1984, with the Foneria Mibrosa Barcelona foundry stamp, published by Inter Art Resources Ltd., Balerna, Switzerland.

£4,000 - 6,000 Ω♠

Sold for £5,080

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