Salvador Dalí, ‘Castor and Pollox candlesticks, pair’, 1975, Design/Decorative Art, Silver-plate, Rago/Wright
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Salvador Dalí

Castor and Pollox candlesticks, pair, 1975

Silver-plate
10 1/4 × 7 × 4 1/2 in
26 × 17.8 × 11.4 cm
Edition 1010/2000
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Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to base of each example: [Salvador Dali Castor …

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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.

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Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to base of each example: [Salvador Dali Castor 1010/2000] and [Salvador Dali Pollux 1010/2000]. This pair is number 1010 from the edition of 2000. Sold with original candles and candlestick end caps.

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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

Castor and Pollox candlesticks, pair, 1975

Silver-plate
10 1/4 × 7 × 4 1/2 in
26 × 17.8 × 11.4 cm
Edition 1010/2000
Bidding closed
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