In Salvador Dalí’s autobiography, La Vie Secrète, the artist recounts creating his first sculpture as a grade-school child: a model of the goddess Venus that adorned his pencil case. Today, Salvador Dalí’s most celebrated Surrealist symbols—melting clocks, horses, eyes, angels, and more—can be discovered cast in …

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Gallery Art
Aventura

Hand crafted out of solid Italian marble with sixteen brass appliqués, twelve metal rays and four red beads. Sculpture can be hung on the wall or placed on a table or in a cabinet. Edition number along with 'DALART N. V. 1980' on verso plate. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Inscribed Dali on front plate.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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CRUCIFIXION (DARK GREY), 1980

MARBLE
14 1/2 × 9 1/2 × 1 1/4 in
36.8 × 24.1 × 3.2 cm
Edition of 750
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Location
Aventura
Certificate
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In Salvador Dalí’s autobiography, La Vie Secrète, the artist recounts creating his first sculpture …

GA
Gallery Art
Aventura

Hand crafted out of solid Italian marble with sixteen brass appliqués, twelve metal rays and four …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Inscribed Dali on front plate.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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