Salvador Dalí, ‘Es doll and Mujer con Patotxo- femme au fagot (double-sided work)’, 1923, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Es doll and Mujer con Patotxo- femme au fagot (double-sided work)’, 1923, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Es doll and Mujer con Patotxo- femme au fagot (double-sided work)’, 1923, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Es doll and Mujer con Patotxo- femme au fagot (double-sided work)’, 1923, Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí, ‘Es doll and Mujer con Patotxo- femme au fagot (double-sided work)’, 1923, Heritage Auctions

EXHIBITED: "Dalí 100 Years," San Francisco, California, May 11-30, 2004; "Dalí 100 Years," Fort Worth, Texas, June 10-27, 2004. NOTE: The late Monsieur Robert Descharnes confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is accompanied by his certificate dated April 23, 2004 (archives no. D-3805).

Condition Report: A print of the drawing on the verso is displayed on the right side of the frame. Framed Dimensions 17 X 22.5 Inches

Signature: Dated lower right: 1923

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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