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Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, was born May 11, 1904, in Figueras, Spain, and died on January 23, 1989. This Spanish surrealist painter and printmaker was known for his explorations of subconscious imagery.


As an art student in Madrid and Barcelona, Dalí absorbed a number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical dexterity as a painter. It was not until the late 1920s that two events brought about the development of his mature artistic style. First, his discovery of Sigmund Freud's writings on the erotic significance of subconscious imagery. Second, his affiliation with the Paris Surrealists, a group of artists and writers who sought to establish a “greater reality" of the human subconscious over reason. To evoke images from his subconscious mind, Dalí partook in self-induced hallucinatory states, a process he described as “paranoiac-critical". 


Upon Dalí establishing this method, his painting style matured at an extraordinary rate. Thanks to Rene Magritte and Joan Miró, from 1929 to 1937, Dalí had produced the artworks that had earned him the title of the world's best-known Surrealist artist. He depicted a dream world in which commonplace objects are juxtaposed, deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational manner.


The famous artist dabbled in other media as well. Alongside Spanish director Luis Buñuel, Dalí made two Surrealist films—Un Chien Andalou (1928; An Andalusian Dog) and L'Âge d'Or (1930; The Golden Age)—that are similarly filled with grotesque but highly suggestive images. Dalí also wrote books; perhaps the most interesting and revealing being The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942-44).


By the late 1930s, Dalí switched to painting in a more academic style under the influence of the Renaissance painter Raphael. By doing so, he was consequently expelled from the Surrealist movement. Thereafter, he spent much of his time designing theatre sets, fashionable shop interiors, jewelry, as well as exhibiting his genius for flamboyant self-promotional stunts in the United States, where he lived from 1940 to 1955.


From 1950 to 1970, Dalí painted many works with religious themes, although he continued to explore erotic subjects, childhood memories, and themes surrounding his wife, Gala. Despite their technical accomplishments, Dalí's later paintings are not as highly regarded as his earlier works. 

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Salvador Dali, Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé, Print

Salvador Dali

Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé, 1974
43.5 x 60.5 x 1 cm
Print

$4,547

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Profil du temps, 1984
51 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$43,506

Salvador Dali, La bénédiction, Fine Art Drawings

Salvador Dali

La bénédiction, 1969
32 x 26 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,359

Salvador Dali, L'ativisme Desoxyribonucleique, Print

Salvador Dali

L'ativisme Desoxyribonucleique, 1975
66 x 76.2 cm
Print

$3,000

Salvador Dali, Cyclopean Make-Up (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Cyclopean Make-Up (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Flower Magician, Print

Salvador Dali

Flower Magician, 1972
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$7,500

Salvador Dali, King David from Our Historical Heritage, Print

Salvador Dali

King David from Our Historical Heritage, 1975
66 x 50.5 cm
Print

$4,500

Salvador Dali, Fleurs et Fruite, Print

Salvador Dali

Fleurs et Fruite, 1971
54.6 x 76.2 cm
Print

$7,600

Salvador Dali, Christopher Columbus, Print

Salvador Dali

Christopher Columbus, 1979
74.9 x 53.3 cm
Print

$2,500

Salvador Dali, Pastorale, Print

Salvador Dali

Pastorale, 1981
72.4 x 63.5 cm
Print

$4,200

Salvador Dali, Breathing Pneumatic Armchair (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Breathing Pneumatic Armchair (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Biological Garden (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Biological Garden (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$7,500

Salvador Dali, Spectacles w/ Holograms & Computers (Imagination & Objects of the Future Port.), Print

Salvador Dali

Spectacles w/ Holograms & Computers (Imagination & Objects of the Future Port.), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$7,500

Salvador Dali, Le Girafe en Feu, Print

Salvador Dali

Le Girafe en Feu, 1976
47 x 63.5 cm
Print

$4,000

Salvador Dali, Picasso: Un Billet Pur la Glorie, Print

Salvador Dali

Picasso: Un Billet Pur la Glorie, 1974
65.4 x 50.2 cm
Print

$6,500

Salvador Dali, Don Quichotte - L'âge d'or, Print

Salvador Dali

Don Quichotte - L'âge d'or, 1957
41 x 66 x 0.2 cm
Print

$12,205

Salvador Dali, Caballero, Print

Salvador Dali

Caballero, 1968
101.6 x 81.3 cm
Print

$12,000

Salvador Dali, Cybernetic Lobster Telephone (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Cybernetic Lobster Telephone (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$19,500

Salvador Dali, Melting Space-Time (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Melting Space-Time (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$12,500

Salvador Dali, Sun Goddess Flower, Print

Salvador Dali

Sun Goddess Flower, 1972
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, The Rock from Our Historical Heritage, Print

Salvador Dali

The Rock from Our Historical Heritage, 1975
66 x 50.5 cm
Print

$3,600

Salvador Dali, Ten of Staves, Print

Salvador Dali

Ten of Staves, 1978
76.2 x 48.3 cm
Print

$3,000

Salvador Dali, Samson and Delilah from Famous Lovers Suite, Print

Salvador Dali

Samson and Delilah from Famous Lovers Suite, 1972
36.2 x 41.9 cm
Print

$2,500

Salvador Dali, Les Panaches Panaches from Les Diners de Gala, Print

Salvador Dali

Les Panaches Panaches from Les Diners de Gala, 1975
55.9 x 74.9 cm
Print

$2,500

Salvador Dali, Jeremiah from Our Historical Heritage, Print

Salvador Dali

Jeremiah from Our Historical Heritage, 1975
66 x 50.5 cm
Print

$4,500

Salvador Dali, Eternal Circumcision from Aliyah Series, Print

Salvador Dali

Eternal Circumcision from Aliyah Series, 1968
62.2 x 48.3 cm
Print

$2,500

Salvador Dali, Intra-Uterine Paradesic Locomotion (Imagination & Objects of the Future Port.), Print

Salvador Dali

Intra-Uterine Paradesic Locomotion (Imagination & Objects of the Future Port.), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Liquid & Gaseous Television (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Liquid & Gaseous Television (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Liquid Tornado Bathtub (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), Print

Salvador Dali

Liquid Tornado Bathtub (Imagination & Objects of the Future Portfolio), 1975
76.8 x 55.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Daliean Prophesy, Print

Salvador Dali

Daliean Prophesy, 1975
56.5 x 76.8 cm
Print

$4,000

Salvador Dali, Le Singe et le Léopard, Print

Salvador Dali

Le Singe et le Léopard, 1975
76.2 x 56.5 cm
Print

$3,250

Salvador Dali, Hommage à Quevedo, Print

Salvador Dali

Hommage à Quevedo, 1975
66 x 50.2 cm
Print

$7,500

Salvador Dali, Paysage avec Squelette (Landscape w/Skeleton), Print

Salvador Dali

Paysage avec Squelette (Landscape w/Skeleton), 1975
66.7 x 50.8 cm
Print

$7,500

Salvador Dali, Henry V, from Much Ado about Shakespeare, Print

Salvador Dali

Henry V, from Much Ado about Shakespeare, 1970
17.1 x 12.7 cm
Print

$3,000

Salvador Dali, The Face in the Windmill, Print

Salvador Dali

The Face in the Windmill, 1965
64.1 x 97.2 cm
Print

$12,000

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Eléphant de Triomphe, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Eléphant de Triomphe, 1984
53 x 25 x 14.5 cm
Sculpture

$50,829

Salvador Dali, Eléphant spatial, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Eléphant spatial, 1980
94 x 43 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$67,198

Salvador Dali, 12 Tribus d'Israel - Judah, Print

Salvador Dali

12 Tribus d'Israel - Judah, 1972
50 x 65 cm
Print

$6,461

Salvador Dali, Chevaux dalinéens - Cheval de labeur, Print

Salvador Dali

Chevaux dalinéens - Cheval de labeur, 1972
68 x 50 cm
Print

$7,897

Salvador Dali, FlorDali / Les fruits - Pommes dragon, Print

Salvador Dali

FlorDali / Les fruits - Pommes dragon, 1969
76 x 56.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

$8,615

Salvador Dali, Don Quichotte - Don Quichotte à la tête qui éclate, Print

Salvador Dali

Don Quichotte - Don Quichotte à la tête qui éclate, 1957
41 x 33 x 0.2 cm
Print

$9,333

Salvador Dali, Retrospective - The Path to wisdom, Print

Salvador Dali

Retrospective - The Path to wisdom, 1978
74.8 x 54.5 cm
Print

$10,051

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - Y-Tête à fantôme, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - Y-Tête à fantôme, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - X-Requin chinois, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - X-Requin chinois, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - U-Les omelettes, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - U-Les omelettes, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - T-Les oiseaux, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - T-Les oiseaux, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - S-Tête de roi bossu, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - S-Tête de roi bossu, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - R-La mouche carnassière, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - R-La mouche carnassière, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - Q-Jason, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - Q-Jason, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - O-Convalescence, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - O-Convalescence, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - N-Figure-cloche, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - N-Figure-cloche, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - M-Girouette culinaire, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - M-Girouette culinaire, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - L-Cuisinier pâtissier géant, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - L-Cuisinier pâtissier géant, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - K-Cérémonial d'hommage à la jambe, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - K-Cérémonial d'hommage à la jambe, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - C- Heaume de la naissance et de la mort, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - C- Heaume de la naissance et de la mort, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - I-Figure au champignon sur oiseau phénix denté, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - I-Figure au champignon sur oiseau phénix denté, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - F-le charmeur des rats, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - F-le charmeur des rats, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - D- Grand mongol à trompe d'éléphant, Print

Salvador Dali

Les songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel - D- Grand mongol à trompe d'éléphant, 1973
76 x 54 cm
Print

$7,179

Salvador Dali, Moise et Monothéisme - La larme de sang, Print

Salvador Dali

Moise et Monothéisme - La larme de sang, 1975
64.5 x 50 cm
Print

$11,487

Salvador Dali, Le Cheval Caligula, Print

Salvador Dali

Le Cheval Caligula, 1972
68 x 50 cm
Print

$10,769

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From December 1, 2019 To December 1, 2019

La femme visible

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La femme visible
From April 17, 2019 To May 19, 2019

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