Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Moment Sublime’, 1971, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Moment Sublime’, 1971, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Moment Sublime’, 1971, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Moment Sublime’, 1971, Robin Rile Fine Art

Le Moment Sublime" (1972) is Dali's the three-dimensional realization based of Dali's eponymous 1938 painting in the Stattsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany. (Illustrated at LEFT)

Dali brings together dissimilar objects of daily life in a magnificent Dadist construction using eggs, a sardine, a razor blade, a snail, a dish and a telephone. Using disparate elements, Dali attempts to tell an unlikely story of a telephone conversation between the Allies and Hitler in the run-up to war. Accompanied by the original certification of authenticity the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueras, Spain

Signature: Signed and numbered in cast.

Catalogue Raisonne of Dali sculpture, "Le Dur et le Mou", by Robert & Nicolas Descharnes [pg. 146-147, Ref #379].

Private Collection, Europe

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