Salvador Dalí, ‘La Fecundidad’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘La Fecundidad’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘La Fecundidad’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Verso the label reads “Specimen n. 1/350 silver 925/1000, Weight gr 249, “La Fecundidad, with printed signature
Note - The subject: In 1976, Mario Pizzorni, collector and president of the Venezuelan foreign exchange company Italcambio, signed a contract with Dali for the creation of 15 watercolours that would later be adapted to bas reliefs in silver and bronze. Other subjects were later added. This fine object is an ingot of silver weighing 249 grammes. The series consisted of :
Descharnes 523 : Fecundity (Our work), 1977
Descharnes 524 : Space Eve, 1977
Descharnes 525 Hommage to Philosophy, 1977
Descharnes 526 : Swan Elephant, 1977
Descharnes 529 Spanish Cavalier, 1977
Descharnes 530 Swan Elephant, 1977
Descharnes 531 Spain, 1977
Descharnes 532 Man in pieces, Eight pieces of L’Angelius, 1977
Descharnes 533 The Swann woman, 1977

Signature: printed signature on the silver

Salvador Dali, The Hard and the Soft by Robert Descharnes : Number 523, page 211

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