Salvador Dalí, ‘Don Quixote Seated’, ca. 1972, Odalys
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Salvador Dalí

Don Quixote Seated, ca. 1972

Bronze. Ed.2/4
11 × 4 3/10 × 4 3/10 in
28 × 11 × 11 cm
Edition 2/4
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Madrid

Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Sculptures and Objects: Dalí, The Hard and the Soft, Eccart …

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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.

Salvador Dalí, ‘Don Quixote Seated’, ca. 1972, Odalys
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Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Sculptures and Objects: Dalí, The Hard and the Soft, Eccart (2004), n.439, page 173.

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Signed on the backside
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

Don Quixote Seated, ca. 1972

Bronze. Ed.2/4
11 × 4 3/10 × 4 3/10 in
28 × 11 × 11 cm
Edition 2/4
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Madrid
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