SALVADOR DALI

Best known for The Persistence of Memory, his painting of clocks melting in a landscape, the prolific Spanish Surrealist artist was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. He studied at an academy in Madrid before moving to Paris in the 1920s. There, he interacted with Magritte, Miro, and Picasso, and began his Surrealist phase. He painted The Persistence of Memory in 1931. He moved to New York in 1940. Dali´, like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, designed for theater productions as early as 1927. Later, the extent of his work went beyond creating stage décor and costumes to providing the libretto for Bacchanale (1939) and Labyrinth (1941). A lifetime of relentless controversy and self-promotion, as well as an extraordinary body of paintings and sculpture, assured Dali´ of what he wanted — immortality, or at least enduring fame that transcends art.

SALVADOR DALI
Snail and the Angel
bronze
19 1/2 x 15 x 24 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Battle Around a Dandelion
jacquard woven tapestry
42 x 54 1/2 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Judgement of Paris (Four Nudes)
lithograph on paper
26 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Profile of Time
Bronze
Height: 20 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Untitled
oil on canvas
9 x 6 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Les Yeux Fleuris
oil on canvas
27 x 19 3/8
SALVADOR DALI
Princely Plier Caprices
lithograph in color with etched remarque
21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Sodomized Entrees (Les Entre-Plats Sodomisés)
lithograph in color with etched remarque
21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.
SALVADOR DALI
Soft Watches Half Asleep (Les Montres Molles 1/2 Sommeil)
lithograph in color with etched remarque
21 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.