Salvador Dalí, ‘Space Venus’, 1977, Opera Gallery

Robert & Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work

Signature: Inscribed ‘Dalí’

Frankfurt, Operplatz, Dalí, 1994
Berlin, Citadel, Dalí, 1994
Paris, Place Vendôme, Dalí Monumental Sculpture, 1995
Rome, Galleria di Piazza Colonna, Dalí Scultore Dalí Illustratore, 1999
London, Queen’s Walk (South Bank of River Thames), The Dalí Universe, 2000 - 2010
Singapore, Opera Gallery, Dalí in Singapore, 2006
Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, Masterpieces and Beyond, Sites Unseen, 2006
Haifa, Convention Center of Haifa Israel, The Eyes of a Genius, 2013
Marseille, Galerie Mickael Marciano, Salvador Dalí, 2013

Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, (Catalogue Raisonné of Dalí Sculpture), Paris, 2004, ill. of another cast, p. 239, No. 616
Masterpieces and Beyond, Sites Unseen, exh. cat., Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, 2006, ill. of another cast, pp. 6 - 7
Dalí in Singapore, exh. cat., Singapore, Opera Gallery, 2006, ill. of another cast, pp. 14 - 15
Beniamino Levi, et al., Dalí in the Third Dimension, The Stratton Foundation Collection, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin, 2010, ill. of another cast, pp. 200 - 201
The Eyes of a Genius, exh. cat., Haifa, Convention Center of Haifa Israel, 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