Salvador Dalí, ‘Homage to Israel’, 1973, RoGallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘Homage to Israel’, 1973, RoGallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘Homage to Israel’, 1973, RoGallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘Homage to Israel’, 1973, RoGallery

A limited edition set of 12 Silver Medals (2 in. diameter each) designed by Salvador Dali to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the State of Israel in 1973. There is one Medal for each Tribe of Israel (Asher, Gad, Judah, etc.) with a pictorial representation of that tribe designed by Dali on one side and the Seal of the Anniversary, Name of Tribe and Signature of Dali on the other. Also comes with original booklet describing Medal set. Written in back of Booklet in ink is 'Registered Set No. 5303'. Stamped on side of each coin is, Medallic Art Co, NY .999 + Pure Silver.

Manufacturer: Medallic Art Co, NY

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