Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Surrealist Angel "(monumental-scale)’, 1983, Robin Rile Fine Art

Certification by Robert Descharnes, 21 November, 2002. Ref #O-335. Angels are an important theme throughout Dali's work. We find a great many references to them in his writings. In an entry dated May 1953 in his Diary of a Genius, Dali wrote, "I have drawn from sunrise until the evening six faces of mathematical angels, explosive, and of such great beauty that I remained exhausted and stiff." And on August 1953, "Everything is on the 'outside' with angels, it is impossible to picture them anymore without this 'outside'.- Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Catalogue Raisonne, "Le Dur et le Mou", 2004

Signature: Signed and numbered in cast, "EA IV/IV"

Manufacturer: Bonvicini Fonderia

An example from this edition was shown at Museum of Byzantin & Christian Art, Athens (Greece) January 15- March 24, 2008. One example is featured at Copelouzos Private Museum, Maroussi, Greece. Exhibited at Casa Loma Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Descharnes, Robert & Nicolas. Catalogue Raisonne "Le Dur et le Mou", pg. 148-149 Ref#382

Private Collection, Miami from publisher descended from Dali.

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