Salvador Dali

Telescope

oil on canvas

9 x 6 in. (14 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. framed)

1932

Les Yeux Fleuris

Oil on canvas

27 x 19 1/2 in. (38 3/4 x 31 1/4 in. framed)

circa 1942

 

Provenance:
Marquis Georges de Cuevas, Monte-Carlo
Hans Schemke, France
Private Collection, France

Literature:
Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, "Dalí, Le dur et le mou, Sortilège et magie des formes, Sculptures et objets", Azay-le-Rideau, 2004, no. 580, illustrated p. 228

Battle Around a Dandelion

jacquard woven tapestry

42 x 54 1/2 in.

1988

edition 515/600

Snail and the Angel

bronze

19 1/2 x 15 x 24 in.

1984

edition 170/350 + 35 AP

 

Cybele

bronze

15 3/4 x 7 x 6 in.

1972-1973

edition 50/100

Kubistischer Engel

bronze

21 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

1983

edition 401/990

Minotaure

bronze

18 x 10 x 6 in.

1981

edition 99/99

Surrealist Angel

bronze

22 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 6 in.

1984

edition 965/1500

Judgement of Paris (Four Nudes)

lithograph

26 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.

edition 163/250

Les Chants de Moldoror

original gravure on celluloid with drypoint

8 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. framed)

edition of 220

1934

Veriegated Plumes

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les Délices Petits Martyrs

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les 'Je mange Gala'

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les Chairs Monarchiques

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Princely Plier Caprices

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les Cannibalismes de l'automne

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Supremes of Lilliputian Malaises

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les Entre-Plats Sodomisés

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

Les Spoutniks Astiqués d'Asticots Statistiques

lithograph in color with etched remarque

21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.

1971

edition 309/395

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Biography

Salvador Dali´ discovered modern painting at the age of twelve, and the following year his father organized an exhibition of his charcoal drawings in their family home. He had his first public exhibition in 1919 and entered art school in 1922. However, shortly before his final exams Dali´ was expelled when he stated that, no one on the faculty was competent enough to examine him During one of his many trips to Paris in the late 1920s, Dali´ met and worked alongside artists such as Picasso, Miro and Magritte. Through his many artistic experimentations with Impressionism, Dadaism, Cubism, and Futurism, Dali´ finally settled into and became the leader of Surrealism. In 1934, Dali´ was introduced to America by art dealer Julien Lev, where his exhibition, including the iconic painting Persistence of Memory, created an immediate sensation. Dali´ was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. 

His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork. Although most known for his dream-like surrealistic imagery, Dali´ was actually a man of hard sciences. His explorations of these dichotomies; where time becomes fluid rather than linear and laws of gravity are overturned, expose the complexity of his mind. The melted watch is the most well-known and beloved of Dali´'s iconoclastic images - the artist chose to portray this image consistently throughout his lifetime, beginning in 1932. The ever- present fluidity of time is represented in this sculpture as time not only moving, but dancing in rythm to the beat of the universe. Universal time knows no limits; it must be remembered that time, as we understand it, is a human notion. Instead, Dalinian time is perpetual and 'dances on' stopping for no man, history or even the cosmos.

Exhibitions
March - June 2017
Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert
May 6-9, 2016
New York City
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