Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice au Pays des Merveilles, 1977-1984’, Roseberys

signed and numbered 158/350 with stamp Venturi Arte Cera Persa © Jemelton 1984, 90.5x44.5x20.2cm, (ARR)

Note: Conceived in 1977 in an edition of 350 with 35 artist's proofs

Literature: Robert et Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí, Le dur et le mou, Sortilège et magie des formes, Sculptures & Objets, Paris 2003, Nr. 596 mit Farbabb. S. 237

Provenance: Private collection London

About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain