Salvador Dalí, ‘Ant Skull’, 1951, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen and ink on paper, Dali Paris
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Salvador Dalí

Ant Skull, 1951

Pen and ink on paper
9 4/5 × 6 3/10 in
25 × 16 cm
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Paris
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The drawing was created by Dali in 1951 for John Perona (1897-1961), owner of the celebrated …

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Hand-signed by artist, Hand-signed on the lower left
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí, ‘Ant Skull’, 1951, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen and ink on paper, Dali Paris
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The drawing was created by Dali in 1951 for John Perona (1897-1961), owner of the celebrated nightclub El Morocco (New York City).
The provenance, made clear to us by supporting evidence, has been the Perona family since the death of Mr. Perona on June 11th 1961.
The subject of this very surrealistic image seems to be a …

Medium
Condition
Perfect condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand-signed on the lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

Ant Skull, 1951

Pen and ink on paper
9 4/5 × 6 3/10 in
25 × 16 cm
.
Sold
Location
Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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