Salvador Dalí, ‘“Untitled” (Known as the Piano of Mozart)’, Robin Rile Fine Art

Overall very good condition, few signs of age on paint and on Steinway Hamburg Grand Model A Piano Serial #388996 (from A. Halet of Paris, 1965) With copy certification from Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, 11 May 2005, Ref # H595.

Signature: Inside Cover

Exhibition: DiDonna Galleries, A Surrealist Banquet. 11 May 2017 – 2 June 2017.

Formerly of the collection of Pierre Argillet, Dali’s personal secretary and publisher.

Provenance: Salvador Dali to Pierre Argillet, Dali’s personal secretary and publisher. Sold to Bernard Bergman (Antwerp) to Galerie Pascal Retelet to present owner 2006.

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