TEFAF New York Spring 2017 - Meet the Expert: Emmanuel Di Donna

Meet the Expert - Emmanuel Di Donna

At TEFAF New York Spring 2017, we spoke with Emmanuel Di Donna on a bronze art work of Salvador Dalí.  

Salvador Dalí  

Buste de femme rétrospectif  

Inscribed Dalí, dated 1933/77 and numbered 8/8 (on a copper plaque)  

Painted and gilded bronze and mixed media  

71 by 20.5 by 63.5 cm (28 by 8⅛ by 25 in.)  

DDG ref: 54270  


Conceived in porcelain and mixed media in 1933 and cast in bronze with mixed media in 1977 in an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs. Max Clarac-Sérou (Galerie du Dragon, Paris) signed a contract in 1973 with Salvador Dalí to publish an edition of all of Dalí's objects. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Robert Descharnes.  

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.