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Lot 61108 Details

Description
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Venus with Drawers, 1988, Daum
Pâte-de-verre glass, silver
16-3/4 inches high (42.5 cm)
Ed. 106/850
Signed along base.


This Venus sculpture is a product of Salvador Dali's conceptualization of "paranoiac-critical activity." His neoclassical, surrealist figures became narcissistic, hysterical, oneiric, and spectral. According to Salvador Dali: "All the drawers had to be put in a plump body that had not yet experienced the Christian invention of a guilty conscience. This sculpture might cure us of psychoanalysis".


Alternate Artist Spellings: "Dalí i Domènech, Salvador", "Dalí y Domènech, Salvador", "Dalí y Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto", "Dali, Salvador", "Dalí, Salvador", "Dalí, Salvador Felipe Jacinto", "Domènech, Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí", "Salvador Dalí"

Condition
Upper drawers stuck in place, adhesive residue to underside of lowest drawer, otherwise very good condition. Retains original box (in poor condition) and Daum certificate of authenticity.
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61108: Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Venus with Dr

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000May 17, 2016
Starting Price $4,000
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