Salvador Dalí, ‘Muletas Lamp Sculpture’, 2016, DADA STUDIOS

Bracelli lamp designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD furniture in Barcelona.

Muletas and Cajones
carved structure in pale varnished lime-wood.
Lampshade in beige linen.

Measures: 45 x 45 x 187 H.cm

A standing lamp taken from Dalí’s designs for Jean Michel Frank. The ‘Muletas’ had its beginnings at the surreal stage and is an obsession which persists in Dalí’s works as can be seen in “El Sueño” 1937 (The Dream) and “Autorretrato blando con beicon frito” 1941 (A soft self - portrait with fried bacon), amongst others.

Manufacturer: BD Barcelona

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