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Salvador Dalí

Piano Under Snow, 1972

Hand-woven Aubusson tapestry created with Raymond Picaud
64 × 83 1/2 in
162.6 × 212.1 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
$300,000 - 400,000
location
Boston
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About the work
Provenance
Galerie d'Orsay
Boston
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This tapestry was done under the supervision of Dali, at Raymond Picaud's workshop, in …

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This tapestry was done under the supervision of Dali, at Raymond Picaud's workshop, in Aubusson, France. Dali designed the "carton" at the exact tapestry size in 1973.

The material is wool and silk, which gives this "satin feeling" to the tapestry.

This tapestry is part of the 13 handwoven …

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Medium
Textile Arts
Condition
Excellent condition.
Signature
Woven signature
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Manufacturer
Raymond Picaud
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.”

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About the work
Provenance
Galerie d'Orsay
Boston
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This tapestry was done under the supervision of Dali, at Raymond Picaud's workshop, in …

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This tapestry was done under the supervision of Dali, at Raymond Picaud's workshop, in Aubusson, France. Dali designed the "carton" at the exact tapestry size in 1973.

The material is wool and silk, which gives this "satin feeling" to the tapestry.

This tapestry is part of the 13 handwoven …

Read more
Medium
Textile Arts
Condition
Excellent condition.
Signature
Woven signature
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Manufacturer
Raymond Picaud
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.”

Salvador Dalí

Piano Under Snow, 1972

Hand-woven Aubusson tapestry created with Raymond Picaud
64 × 83 1/2 in
162.6 × 212.1 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
$300,000 - 400,000
location
Boston
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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