Salvador Dalí, ‘Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone’, 1988, Robin Rile Fine Art
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Salvador Dalí

Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone, 1988

Green glass paste and bronze
17 1/2 in
44.5 cm
.
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Miami
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Robin Rile Fine Art
Miami

Sold out edition of 850. Like-New Condition with original certification from DAUM. Based on the …

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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

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Sold out edition of 850. Like-New Condition with original certification from DAUM. Based on the 1938 painting of the same name, this work symbolizes a fictional telephonic conversations between Britain (primarily Chamberlain) and Hitler. To Dali “the telephone must have seemed an emblem of menace.” It’s simply one of …

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DAUM Glassworks of Nancy, FRANCE
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone, 1988

Green glass paste and bronze
17 1/2 in
44.5 cm
.
Sold
Location
Miami
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