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In the book of Exodus, God appears to Moses and gives him the Ten Commandments which are then placed in the Ark of the Covenant. In Dali's image the Ark doubles as the archbishop's hat. The symbol in the center of the image represents the Eye of Providence, the all-seeing eye of God. The colors make this piece …

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From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
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Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
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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.

High auction record
£13m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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The Ark Of The Covenant, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
19 × 13 3/4 in
48.3 × 34.9 cm
$1,250
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Baterbys

In the book of Exodus, God appears to Moses and gives him the Ten Commandments which are then …

Medium
Signature
Unsigned
Series
From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Salvador Dalí
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$650–$1,300
This work
$0
$13,650+

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.

High auction record
£13m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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