Salvador Dalí, ‘Head of Dante’, 1964, Sculpture, Patinated bronze, 18k gold-plated sterling silver and sodalite stone base., Phillips
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Salvador Dalí

Head of Dante, 1964

Patinated bronze, 18k gold-plated sterling silver and sodalite stone base.
16 × 7 × 7 4/5 in
40.6 × 17.8 × 19.7 cm
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With incised signature, date '1964' and numbered I/VI (there were also 3 artist's proofs numbered EA 1 to 3, all on different bases)
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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With incised signature, date '1964' and numbered I/VI (there were also 3 artist's proofs numbered EA 1 to 3, all on different bases)
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

Head of Dante, 1964

Patinated bronze, 18k gold-plated sterling silver and sodalite stone base.
16 × 7 × 7 4/5 in
40.6 × 17.8 × 19.7 cm
Bidding closed
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