Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions

EXHIBITED: "Dalí 100 Years," San Francisco, California, May 11-30, 2004; "Dalí 100 Years," Fort Worth, Texas, June 10-27, 2004. NOTE: Nicolas Descharnes, Olivier Descharnes, and the late Robert Descharnes confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is accompanied by their certificate dated April 13, 2012 (archives no. d5136).

Condition Report: Framed Dimensions 22 X 28 Inches

Signature: Signed lower right: Dalí

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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