Salvador Dalí, ‘Persistence of Memory (monumental)’, 1980, Opera Gallery

Robert & Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work

Signature: Inscribed ‘Dalí’

Paris, Place Vendôme, Dalí Monumental Sculpture, 1995
Copenhagen, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Dalí, 1999
Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002
Beijing, China Millennium Monument, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002
Shanghai, Shanghai International Urban Planning Center, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002 - 2003
Wuhan, Wuhan International Urban Planning Center, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2003
Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, Salvador Dalí in Shanghai, 2009
New York, Time Warner Center, The Vision of a Genius, 2010 - 2011
Marseille, Galerie Mickael Marciano, Salvador Dalí, 2013

Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, exh. cat., China Millennium Monument, 2002, ill. of another cast, pp. 46 - 47
Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, exh. cat., Shanghai Urban Planning Center, 2002-2003, ill. of another cast, pp. 36 - 37
Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, (Catalogue Raisonné of Dalí Sculpture), Paris, 2004, ill. of another cast, p. 246, No. 632 n
Salvador Dalí in Shanghai, exh. cat., Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, 2009, ill. of another cast, p. 170
Beniamino Levi, et al., Dalí in the Third Dimension, The Stratton Foundation Collection, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin, 2010, ill. of another cast, pp. 190 - 191

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