Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier dans un paysage avec personnages assis et enfant’, 1951, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier dans un paysage avec personnages assis et enfant’, 1951, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Cavalier dans un paysage avec personnages assis et enfant’, 1951, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: The galloping horseman is a motif which occurs again and again in the Dali oeuvre. This work is dedicated to Montserrat. Dali’s cousin was obviously close to the artist and appears in very many of his works from the 1920’s onwards.
Authentification: The buyer obtains a certificate from Nicolas Descharnes number d.5179 dated 24/9/2012

Signature: Signed below to the right and dated 1951. Dedicated:”Papa la meta cuisine Montserrat con un pet i ma ambrasasa” (For my cousin Montserrat with a kiss and greeting)

Josep Tarradellas “Salvador Dali dedicatories” (English, Catalan, page 31)

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