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Buy original Salvador Dalí art in Manor Auctions December 14th, 2013 Fine Arts Auction. Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989). Manor is offering a Modified Dalí Self-Potrait Ink Wash Collage and an Untitled Standing Figure with Drawers in blue ballpoint pen on Arches buff paper. The Dalí art is in session 1 of Manor Auctions December 2013 Fine Art, Jewelry, Timepiece & Collectible Catalog Auction. The art session also includes other Dalí workd, such as hand signed and numbered lithographs.
Lot 51152 SALVADOR DALI SELF PORTRAIT INK WASH COLLAGE Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989). Original modified self-portrait collage by Salvador Dali; consisting of an offset lithographed photograph mounted onto the title page of the exhibition catalog for "Salvador Dali Metamorphosis of Narcissus" from Julien Levy Gallery in New York, 1937, then splashed with India Ink. Dali, known for the use of clocks in his paintings and drawings, has turned his left eye into a clock filling the limbus with numbers surrounding the iris. Signed lower right "Dali". Accompanied by Authenticity Report from Bernard Ewell, ASA; internationally recognized authority on the art of Salvador Dali. Size: 11 x 8.75" Est. $15,000 - 20,000
Lot 51154 SALVADOR DALI FIGURE W/ DRAWERS BALLPOINT ARCHES Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989). Untitled standing figure with drawers; blue ballpoint pen on Arches buff paper, framed, watermark lower right Arches France, signed and dated lower right in charcoal "Dali 1961". Accompanied by Authenticity Report from Bernard Ewell, ASA; internationally recognized authority on the art of Salvador Dali. This sketch bears a direct relationship to a drawing Salvador Dali created for American Weekly magazine. The later, and more complete work with recto and verso views, is illustrated in the widely distributed Abrams Dali book edited by Max Gerard with text translated by Dali friend and collector Eleanor Morse, whose collection became the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The sketch contains four recognizable Dali devices: a figure with drawers (where one hides personal details and information), a head with sprouting branches, orthogonal lines representing the Plain of Ampurdam in Catalonia and a "shot hip". Dali always liked prominent hip bones or, at least, a stance that caused one hip to stick out to the side. Size: 23.75 x 18.25" Est. $30,000 - 40,000
Everyone is welcome to participate in the auction. The auction is open to Floor, Absentee, Telephone and Online bidding (Lot 51152 / Lot 51154). Visit the December 2013 Fine Art, Jewelry & Collectible Auction Page for more information. Contact the gallery with any questions: 850-523-3787
About Salvador Dalí:
Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.
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