Salvador Dalí, ‘Dalínian Dancer’, 1949, Opera Gallery

first cast in 1984

Signature: Inscribed ‘Dalí’ Robert & Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work

Soumaya Museum, Mexico City, 2008
Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, Salvador Dalí’ in Shanghai, 2009
New York, Time Warner Center, The Vision of a Genius, 2010 - 2011
Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, The Dalí Universe Florence, 2013

Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, (Catalogue Raisonné of Dalí Sculpture), Paris, 2004, ill. of another cast, p. 251, No. 646
Salvador Dalí’ in Shanghai, exh. cat., Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, 2009, ill. of another cast, p. 129
Beniamino Levi, et al., Dalí in the Third Dimension, The Stratton Foundation Collection, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin, 2010, ill. of another cast, pp. 54 - 55
The Dalí Universe Florence, exh. cat., Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, 2013, ill. of another cast pp. 30 - 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