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Salvador Dali 1950s Surrealist Silk Moth Scarf

$695

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Amazing Salvador Dali silk scarf, designed for attendees of the International Silk Convention in 1957. Delicate silk features a surrealistic image of woman's head that has been wrapped in threads by a group of orange, gold, and grey silk moths, enclosed in a pale yellow border. Signed "Dali" below image. Approximately 31" x 32". Good condition, tiny spot of fraying to fabric at chin, and a few pinholes in one corner (see closeup photos.) This piece still has plenty of wears left in it, but we would ultimately recommend preserving it with a framing.

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
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About Salvador Dalí­ (Designer)

Instantly recognizable by his waxed, upturned mustache, the flamboyant Salvador Dalí (1904–89) is one of modern art’s most distinctive figures. He is also one of the icons of the 20-century avant-garde Surrealist movement, whose dreamlike images, drawn from the depths of the unconscious, he deployed in paintings, sculptures, prints and fashion, as well as in film collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred Hitchcock.


Dalí was born in Figueres, Catalonia, and even as a youngster, displayed the sensitivity, sharp perception and vivid imagination that would later define his artworks. In these, he conjured childhood memories and employed religious symbols and Freudian imagery like staircases, keys and dripping candles to create unexpected, often shocking pieces.


His use of hyperrealism in conveying Surrealist symbols and concepts that subvert accepted notions of reality is epitomized in what is perhaps his most recognizable painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931), in which he depicts the fluidity of time through melting clocks, their forms inspired by Camembert cheese melting in the sun. Dalí’s artistic genius, eccentric personality and eternal quest for fame made him a global celebrity. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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