Salvador Dalí, ‘SALE! 'Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea' Bronze RETAIL: $3,995’, Allie Galleries
Salvador Dalí, ‘SALE! 'Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea' Bronze RETAIL: $3,995’, Allie Galleries
Salvador Dalí, ‘SALE! 'Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea' Bronze RETAIL: $3,995’, Allie Galleries

2-DAY SALE!! Rare Salvador Dali cast bronze plaque. A rendition of his renowned work ‘Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea’ demonstrating a fascination with perception and the mystery of identity. Dalí layers multiple optical scales to create two images in one. The concept awakened Dali’s old fascination with paranoia; specifically, how much of the reading of an image is from the viewer as distinct from the thing being viewed. Gala’s figure is framed by the cruciform windows through which the viewer is lead to a crucifixion painted in a heavy impasto. Bronze measures 8 3/8" H x 6 1/4" W, mounted on copper lucite measuring 16" H x 16" W. Weighs 6lbs.

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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