Salvador Dalí, ‘Winged Triton: God of the Sea (prestige-scale) ’, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Winged Triton: God of the Sea (prestige-scale) ’, Robin Rile Fine Art

Bronze with Blue-Green patina, Bonvicini Foundry . Original certification from publisher as descended from Dali’s hand, and re-ratified by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Figueras, SPAIN. In mythology, Triton is a charitable half-god who comes from the depths of the sea, on occasions he is also bloodthirsty. According to the legend, Triton used to appear above the waters to calm the waves and lull the storms. Did Triton ever emerge from the deep waters at Cape Creus? The vestiges of an anchor weigh in Dali’s depiction of the god. Did Dali ever see him all powerful conquering the forces of nature and keeping his charges moored tightly? This thought comes to our mind when we see how many drawings are conserved in which the painter, with raised hand, drew various silhouettes of Neptune’s son.

Signature: Signed and numbered in cast

Manufacturer: 2049 Obra Contemporanea, descended from Dali

P.E. casts of the 78 x 77 x 43 cm edition are part of the permanent collections of the Spurlock Museum (Illinois, USA) and of the Memorial Art Gallery (New York, USA).

Catalogue Raisonne "Le Dur et le Mou" by Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, pg. 164-165, Ref #413.

Private Collection, Europe from publisher.

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