Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Neurologiste’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Neurologiste’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Le Neurologiste’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: This drawing is of similar style, colour and composition to the three franc stamp, designed by Dali in 1978, for Postes de Francia, which went on sale through the French postal service in November 1979, according to Robert Descharnes, in "Dalí: la obra y el hombre", (Dali, the work and the man) published by Tusquets, 1984, page 412.
This is of a subject matter of interest to the artist whose interest in psychology and medical related questions was profound. He had a great admiration for Freud who he met on several occasions. Neurology is a science for treating diseases off the nervous system which includes the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves and the artist no doubt had a fascination for this also.
The work has been shown to Nicolas Descharnes, the Internationally renowned Dali expert who confirms authenticity. The certificate is dated 22nd January 2016.
We have a photocopy of the Certificate of Authenticity dated 1989, issued by D. Enrique Sabater, Salvador Dali’s secretary from 1968 to 1980. This is a document signed by the Notary Public Ramon Coll Figa and bearing stamps to the value of 30 Pesetas.

Signature: signed

This work of art was included in an exhibition of unpublished Salvador Dali drawings which took place in “La Galeria Barcelona Dondo” (Whose Director was Jaime Gil Aluja), Barcelona , in 1988. We have a photocopy of the article published in "El periódico" on 9th June 1988, in which this drawings illustrated being described as “Uno de los dibujos indictor de Salvador Dali”. The show consisted of 48 works in total.

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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