Salvador Dalí, ‘Triumphant Elephant’, 1975, Sculpture, Bronze lost wax process, Dali Paris
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Salvador Dalí

Triumphant Elephant, 1975

Bronze lost wax process
20 9/10 in
53 cm
Edition of 350 + 35 EA
.
€42,480
Location
Paris
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Paris

Patina: Green
The elephant, Dalí’s iconoclastic symbol of the future and one of his favourite …

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Perfect condition
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Signed in the mold
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Manufacturer
Perseo Foundry
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí, ‘Triumphant Elephant’, 1975, Sculpture, Bronze lost wax process, Dali Paris
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The elephant, Dalí’s iconoclastic symbol of the future and one of his favourite images, is often depicted atop mosquito-like legs, emphasising the contrast between robustness and fragility, much like the contrast between the past and modernity. The animal’s jewelled saddle symbolises wealth, and the dawn …

Medium
Condition
Perfect condition
Signature
Signed in the mold
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Perseo Foundry
Image rights
I.A.R
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

Triumphant Elephant, 1975

Bronze lost wax process
20 9/10 in
53 cm
Edition of 350 + 35 EA
.
€42,480
Location
Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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