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 (Spanish, 1904-1989) Begonia (Anacardium recordans), from Flordali, 1968 Etching with drypoint in c...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)Begonia (Anacardium recordans), from Flordali, 1968Etching with drypoint in colors...
Lot 62186
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$400.00
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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Le profil du Temps, 1984 Bronze with brown and greenish patina 20-1/2 inches (...
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)Le profil du Temps, 1984Bronze with brown and greenish patina20-1/2 inches (52.1...
Lot 61700
Auction 5285
Saturday, June 10, 2017
$4,000.00
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