Salvador Dalí, ‘Sun God Rising (Prestige-scale)’, 1974, Robin Rile Fine Art

Edition number PE #1/5. Authentication certificate (2049 Obra Contemporanea)
Literature: Catalogue Raisonne "Le Dur et le Mou" by Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, pg. 170, Ref #431. Profoundly affected by the horrors of the Second World War, Dali created numerous allegorical works around this theme. Peace after war, life after death. Dali's faith in humankind is immense. This work is dedicated to all the men that found death in this paradisiacal island, scene of gory battles during World War II.

This mermaid-like being represents all the divine that there is within man. This young long-haired god, rising from the ocean depths, represents the human being who, like the sun, is reborn every day in an infinite renewing cycle of Life. One example featured at DALI Real Circulo Artistico de Barcelona

Signature: In Cast

Manufacturer: 2049 Obra Contemporanea for Dali

Catalogue Raisonne "Le Dur et le Mou" by Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, pg. 170, Ref #431.

Private Collection, USA from DALI International, Toronto

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