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Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

Paintings

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 his 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

Item Realized
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) Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan, circa 1967 Felt pen and ink on cardboard 14-1/8 x 2...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Cavalier, connu aussi comme Trajan, circa 1967 Felt pen and ink on cardboard 14-1/8 x 20 in...
Lot 77002
Auction 5357
Thursday, May 24, 2018
$52,500.00
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, 1957 Ink on Strathmore paper 29-1/4 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 (1904-1989) El Greco, from Five Spanish Immortals, 1965 Etching on Rives paper, with trimmed margin...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) El Greco, from Five Spanish Immortals, 1965 Etching on Rives paper, with trimmed margins...
Lot 11044
Auction 191839
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
$1,625.00
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Nobility of Time, 1984 Bronze with brown and greenish patina 23-3/8 inches hig...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Nobility of Time, 1984 Bronze with brown and greenish patina 23-3/8 inches high ...
Lot 63719
Auction 5375
Sunday, September 23, 2018
$18,750.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Much Ado about Shakespeare, set of 15, 1968 Engravings on Rives paper 7 x 4-7/8 inches...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Much Ado about Shakespeare, set of 15, 1968 Engravings on Rives paper 7 x 4-7/8 inches (17.... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 60026
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$3,000.00
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Imaginations and Objects of the Future, deluxe edition with special etching Dalinian Pr...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Imaginations and Objects of the Future, deluxe edition with special etching Dalinian Prophe...
Lot 60027
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$10,000.00
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Rhinocéros Cosmique Bronze with green cold patination 13 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches (33...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Rhinocéros Cosmique Bronze with green cold patination 13 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches (33 x 16.5 x 5....
Lot 60028
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$3,200.00
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Horse Saddled with Time, 1980 Bronze with gold patina 17-1/2 x 22-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (4...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Horse Saddled with Time, 1980 Bronze with gold patina 17-1/2 x 22-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (44.5 ...
Lot 60029
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$10,000.00
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Our Historical Heritage, 1975 Complete set of 11 drypoints and pochoirs in colors on Ar...
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Our Historical Heritage, 1975 Complete set of 11 drypoints and pochoirs in colors on Arches ... (1)

Auction 201846
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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