Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 1977/1984, Phillips

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Signature: With incised signature and numbered 289/350 (there were also 35 artist's proofs), this edition was conceived in 1977 and first cast in 1984, this example cast at a later date, stamped with the Perseo Mendrisio, Switzerland foundry mark and with their accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.

Robert and Nicholas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and The Soft, Spells for the Magic Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 624 (another example illustrated p.243)

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