Salvador Dalí

Paintings

Salvador Dalí

Paintings

Also known as Dalí i Domènech, Salvador; Dalí y Domènech, Salvador; Dalí y Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto; Dali, Salvador; Dalí, Salvador Felipe Jacinto; Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí

Nationality: Spanish

Biography:
Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was a charismatic and celebrated Surrealistic Spanish Catalan artist. Working across a variety of media, Dali’s work is characterized by a Surrealistic approach, with nods to Dada and an influence of classical painting. Dali was a consummate showman and gifted self-promoter. He seems to have come by his dramatic style honestly. His parents told him he was the reincarnation of the older brother, also named Salvador, who had died nine months before the artist’s birth. In 1922, Dalí studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes. During this time he formed friendships with some of the leading artists of the day, such as Federico Garcia Lorca, Pepin Bello, and Luis Bunuel. Dali then took Paris by storm, meeting Picasso, who had heard of the young artist through a mutual friend, Joan Miro. It was around this time that Dali created one of his finest sartorial masterpieces: his trademark thin upturned mustache. In 1929, Dali met his model/mistress/muse/wife/business manager, Gala, a Russian immigrant ten years his senior. This relationship sustained both for fifty years. Dalí is famous for the sensuous, dream-like, and bizarre imagery of his artwork. He is best known for collaborating with Bunuel on the screenplay for the surrealist film Un Chien Andolou, 1920, the painting “The Persistence of Memory,” 1931 (whose inspiration was said to be a melting slab of camembert cheese), and the sculpture “Lobster Telephone,” 1936. During WWII, Dali and New York influenced and inspired one another (1940-1948). Afterwards, Dali and Gala returned to Spain. Dali passed away on January 23, 1989, leaving a legacy of playfully provocative artwork.


 

Salvador Dalí Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
SALVADOR DALÍ (Spanish, 1904-1989) Un Esprit interroge Dante from La Divine Comédie, Le purgatoire, Chant...
SALVADOR DALÍ (Spanish, 1904-1989)Un Esprit interroge Dante from La Divine Comédie, Le purgatoire, Chant 14, 1951...
Lot 72018
Auction 5063
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
$65,725.00
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) View of Toledo, 1957 Ink on Strathmore paper 29-1/4 x 39-1/4 inches (74.3 x 99.7 cm) (s...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)View of Toledo, 1957Ink on Strathmore paper29-1/4 x 39-1/4 inches (74.3 x 99.7 cm) (sight...
Lot 69009
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
$50,000.00
SALVADOR DALÍ (Spanish, 1904-1989) Working maquette for Dalí, April 14 to May 5, 1943 at the Galleries of...
SALVADOR DALÍ (Spanish, 1904-1989)Working maquette for Dalí, April 14 to May 5, 1943 at the Galleries of M. Knoedler a...
Lot 64020
Auction 5113
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
$35,000.00
SALVADOR DALI (Spanish 1904-1989) Crucifixion, 1965 Pen and watercolor on paper 11.5in. x 13.75in. Signed and dated lowe...
SALVADOR DALI (Spanish 1904-1989) Crucifixion, 1965 Pen and watercolor on paper 11.5in. x 13.75in. Signed and dated lowe...
Lot 23594
Auction 620
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
$26,887.50
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Aliyah, 1968 The complete portfolio of 25 lithographs in colors on Arches pape...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)Aliyah, 1968The complete portfolio of 25 lithographs in colors on Arches paper...
Lot 61502
Auction 5281
Monday, February 27, 2017
$22,500.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Christopher Columbus from the Dali Discovers America portfolio, 1979 Lithograph in colo...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)Christopher Columbus from the Dali Discovers America portfolio, 1979Lithograph in color...
Lot 12048
Auction 191749
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
$400.00
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Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) The Immaculate Conception, 1979 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 23 x 16 inches (58...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)The Immaculate Conception, 1979Lithograph in colors on Arches paper23 x 16 inches (58.4 x...
Lot 12049
Auction 191749
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
$400.00
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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Plaza (Plaza Fountain) from New York City series, 1969 Engraving on Auvergne p...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)Plaza (Plaza Fountain) from New York City series, 1969Engraving on Auvergne pa...
Lot 62427
Auction 5337
Sunday, December 10, 2017
$420.00
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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Alexander Fleming, Louis Pasture, and Jonas Salk, from Medicine and Science se...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)Alexander Fleming, Louis Pasture, and Jonas Salk, from Medicine and Science series, ... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 62428
Auction 5337
Sunday, December 10, 2017
$400.00
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A Salvador Silvered Bronze and Marble Menorah Sculpture, circa 1981 Marks: Salvador Dali, H.C; JERUSALEM
A Salvador Silvered Bronze and Marble Menorah Sculpture, circa 1981Marks: Salvador Dali, H.C; JERUSALEM ...
Lot 61343
Auction 5337
Saturday, December 9, 2017
$1,250.00
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