Salvador Dalí, ‘Bracelli Lamp Sculpture’, 2016, DADA STUDIOS

Braceli Lamp designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD furniture in Barcelona.

Bracelli
panel structure covered with silver plated polyester painting (Fine gold leaf).
lampshade in ivory cotton and rayon.

Measures: 37x64x180 H. cm

Sculpture Bracelli lamp

A standing lamp which corresponds to the work of Jean Michel Frank, adopted by Dalí for his house at Port Lligat. The zig-zag pyramidal pedestal is covered in gold leaf due to it’s being a noble metal and one of Dalí’s obsessions. The Muleta also is an addition to his obsessions.

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Barcelona, 2017.

Manufacturer: BD Barcelona

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