Salvador Dalí, ‘Snail and the Angel’, 1977, Opera Gallery

Robert & Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work

Signature: Inscribed ‘Dalí’

Naples, Museo di Palazzo Reale, Dalí Scultore Dalí Illustratore, 1989
Ferrara, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Dalí, 1989
Rome, Accademia Spagnola di Belle Arti, Dalí Scultore Dalí Illustratore, 1989
Genoa, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Dalí, 1991
Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum Of Art, Dalí Exhibition, 1991
Toulouse, Musée d’Art Moderne, Dalí Retrospectif, 1994
Berlin, Grosse Orangerie des Schlosses-Charlottenburg, Dalí 500 Meisterwerks, 1996
Heidelburg, Schloss Heidelberg, Dalí, 1997 Palermo, Palazzo dei Normanni, Dalí, 1999
Copenhagen, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Dalí, 1999
London, County Hall Gallery, The Dalí Universe, 2000 - 2010
Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002
Beijing, China Millennium Monument, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002
Shanghai, Shanghai Urban Planning Center, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2002 - 2003
Wuhan, Wuhan International Urban Planning Center, Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, 2003
Lavardens, Chateau Lavardens, L’Univers de Dalí, 2004 Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, Dalí, 2004
Soumaya Museum, Mexico City, 2008 Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, Salvador Dalí’ in Shanghai, 2009
Courchevel, Open Air Exhibition, Dalí au Sommet, 2009-2010
New York, Time Warner Center, The Vision of a Genius, 2010 - 2011
Singapore, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Dalí: Mind of a Genius, 2011
Venice, Museo di Sant’Apollonia, The Dalí Universe, 2011 - 2013
Taipei, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalí: Mind of Genius, 2012
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Dalí: Mind of Genius, 2012 - 2013
Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, The Dalí Universe Florence, 2013
Sorrento, Villa Fiorentino, The Dalí Universe Sorrento, 2013
Marseille, Galerie Mickael Marciano, Salvador Dalí, 2013

Franco Passoni, Dalí nella terza dimensione, Milan, 1987, p. 43
Dalí nella terza dimensione, exh. cat., Bari, Castello Svevo, 1988, ill. of another cast, p. 32
Dalí, exh. cat., Paris, Galerie Patrice Trigano, 1989, ill. of another cast, p. 25
Dalí Scultore Dalí Illustratore, exh. cat., Naples, Museo di Palazzo Reale, 1989, ill. of another cast, p. 32
Dalí Exhibition, exh. cat., Tokyo, Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 1991, ill. of another cast, p. 75
Salvador Dalí, exh. cat., Copenhagen, Arken Museum of Modern Art, 1999, ill. of another cast, p. 36
The Dalí Universe, exh. cat., London, County Hall Gallery, 2000, ill. of another cast, pp. 122 - 123
Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, exh. cat., China Millennium Monument, 2002, ill. of another cast, pp. 148 - 149
Dalí: A Journey into Fantasy, exh. cat., Shanghai Urban Planning Center, 2002 - 2003, pp. 110 - 111
L’Univers de Dalí, exh. cat., Chateau Lavardens, 2004, ill. of another cast, pp. 114 - 115
Dalí, exh. cat., Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, 2004, ill. of another cast, pp. 110 - 111
Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, (Catalogue Raisonné of Dalí Sculpture), Paris, 2004, ill. of another cast, p. 241, No. 621
Salvador Dalí’ in Shanghai, exh. cat., Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, 2009, ill. of another cast, pp. 144 - 145
Beniamino Levi, et al., Dalí in the Third Dimension, The Stratton Foundation Collection, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin, 2010, ill. of another cast, pp. 130 - 131 - 132 - 133
Dalí: Mind of a Genius, exh. cat., Singapore, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, 2011, ill. of another cast, p. 34
Dalí: Mind of Genius, exh. cat., Taipei, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 2012, ill. of another cast, pp. 26 - 27
The Dalí Universe Florence, exh. cat., Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, 2013, ill. of another cast pp. 50 - 51
The Dalí Universe Sorrento, exh. cat., Confine Edizioni, Sorrento, 2013, ill. of another cast, pp. 35 - 36 - 37
Salvador Dalí, exh. cat., Marseille, Galerie Mickael Marciano, 2013, ill. of another cast

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