Salvador Dalí, ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross (Cristo de San Juan de la Cruz)’, Robin Rile Fine Art

Total edition of 12 bronzes (8 plus 4 proofs).
Ships in two parts: Figure and nail and Base.
Original wax was created by Dali c. 1973/74 at a size of 31cm.
This edition is accompanied by a certification of authenticity from Robert & Nicolas Descharnes.

Manufacturer: 2049 Obra Contemporanea for Salvador Dali

Descharnes, Robert & Nicolas Le Dur et le Mou catalogue raisonne, Pg. 168-169, Ref #427-429.

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