Salvador Dalí, ‘Salvador Dali Xai 13/20 Limited Edition’, ca. 2015, DADA STUDIOS

"XAI” lamb designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD Barcelona and Deyrolle.

Measures: 87 x 26 x H71 (head) and H59 (back)

Inspired by the painting "Interpretation Project for a stabile-library" (1942)

Limited edition of 20 white lambs and one unique version in black. Naturally, as each piece is unique, each little table is in reality an only piece.

Deyrolle certifies that the sheep skins used for the production of these pieces come from a slaughter house which is a meat supplier and no animal sacrifice has been made.

BD has received the support of the exceptional expertise and capacity of Deyrolle, the taxidermist from Paris who maintained an intense relationship with Salvador Dalí (many of Dalí’s pieces —bears, lions, lobster, swans...— are made by Deyrolle). Apart from the exceptional work of the taxidermist, emphasis must be placed on the maker of little table’s drawer and the little shoes in bronze.

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