Salvador Dalí, ‘Triumphant Elephant’, 1975, Hazelton Fine Art Galleries

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Naples, Museo di Palazzo Reale, Dalí Scultore Dalí Illustratore, 1989
Genoa, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Dalí, 1991
Paris, Historial de Montmartre, Espace Dalí, opened in 1991
Berlin, Grosse Orangerie des Schlosses-Charlottenburg, Dalí 500 Meisterwerks, 1996 Palermo, Palazzo dei Normanni, Dalí, 1999
London, County Hall Gallery, The Dalí Universe, 2000-2010 Lavardens, Chateau Lavardens, L'Univers de Dalí, 2004
Mexico City, Soumaya Museum, 2008
Bahrain, Opera Gallery at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, 2011 Dubai, Opera Gallery at Dubai Mall, 2011
Cannes, Galeries Bartoux, 2011
Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, The Dali Universe, 2013

Robert and Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, (Catalogue Raisonée of Dalí Sculpture), Paris, 2004 illustration of another cast, p. 252-253, ref. 651
Beniamino Levi, et al., Dalí in the Third Dimension, The Stratton Foundation Collection, Umberto Allemandi &C., Turin, 2010, illustration of another cast, pp. 154-155
Awaken your imagination in Bahrain, ext. cat, Dubai, Opera Gallery, 2011, illustration of another cast, p. 18
The Dalí Universe Florence, ext. cat., Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, 2013, illustration of another cast, pp. 52- 53

The maquette is an original artwork by Salvador Dalí, "Triumphant Elephant", gouache, 1975.
The edition is a casting at Perseo Foundry, Mendrisio, Switzerland.

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