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Limited Edition Bronze Limited Edition Bronze Group "Unicorn" by Salvador Dali

US$25,197.73

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Enchanting mid-20th century limited edition cold painted and gilt bronze study of a Unicorn with its extra long alicorn piercing through a heart shaped hole in a brick wall, beside the Unicorn a naked lady is seen lying down covering her face. Signed Salvador Dali, numbered 122/350, dated 1984 and with Jemelton foundry stamp. The unicorn is a mythical creature prominent in legends as an intricately linked symbol of purity. The Horn of a unicorn is believed capable of neutralizing any poison. This animal also has connotations of chastity and virginity, both male and female, and was adopted as the sign or ideal representation of the "perfect" knight. In some legends it was also a symbol of virility. Dalí chose to portray the unicorn as a phallic figure whose horn penetrates a stone wall through a heart-shaped opening, from which a drop of blood seems to be slowly falling. The nude, reposing female stretched out in the foreground at the hooves of the animal underlines the sensual nature of this sculpture.

Details

  • Creator
    Salvador Dalí­ (Sculptor),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.45 in. (57 cm)Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cast,
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1984
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Original Condition Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 79841stDibs: LU3216318555662

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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About the Sculptor

Salvador Dalí­

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.”Find Salvador Dalí prints, sculptures and other works on 1stDibs.
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