Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Spanish, b. 1904 - d. 1989

Specialities: Modern Art,

Biography

Grand master of provocation, virtuoso of the eccentric, Salvador Dali is known the world over. The artist dominated his time by occupying a major place in the world of Surrealism, but Dali was also a specialist in keeping up with the times.

Art fans and critics were often taken off-guard by the artist’s position as well as his paintings. Dali knew how to interpret the world’s subconscious and would coin the famous phrase “paranoia critique”, a concept that he would use to explain the meaning of his works. The deliberate exploitation of all things delirious, enhanced by a certain mystical eroticism are also integral parts of Dali’s quest.

The artist often associated the absurd with a situation or perspective depicting the cosmos: with a classic artistic beauty, concrete details reveal an underlying tension – sometimes thanks to specific lighting. The effect obtained is nothing less than startling.

Dali collaborated with famous film maker Luis Bunuel, created jewelry and illustrated several books. His excessive tendency towards exhibitionism, supported by a strong penchant to invent, the diversity of the various genres he dabbled in and the techniques that Dali needed to succeed, all make him one of the most extraordinary figures on the 20th century art scene.

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LOT SOLD (1987 - 2010)

6848

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$4,002,500

AVG PRICE

$644,764

TOTAL SALES (1987 - 2010)

$49,646,840

 Manhattan by Salvador Dali

Manhattan

Auctionata, Berlin

September 18, 2014

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 Le Ph?nix by Salvador Dali

Le Ph?nix

Auctionata, Berlin

September 18, 2014

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 L'Ouroboros by Salvador Dali

L'Ouroboros

Auctionata, Berlin

September 18, 2014

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News

Canadian Art News in Five: Money and Dispute

By Sky Goodden | March 6, 2014

Glenfiddich Awards Canadian Artists for 2014: For the first time in its twelve years, the Glenfiddich Residency has chosen a collaborative pairing for its Canadian representative. Awarding Rhonda...

The World of Ultra Violet, on Display at Volta

By Craig Hubert | March 3, 2014

As one of the many “superstars” Andy Warhol gathered during his life like porcelain figurines — a collection of oddballs, socialites, and speed freaks — Ultra Violet is one of the few who can...

Christine Argillet on her Childhood Memories of Salvador Dali and More

By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | February 24, 2014

When Christine Argillet was a child, her father took a photograph of her dressed as the Infante from Velasquez’s painting, and after seeing this, Salvador Dali would take to calling her “La...

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Events

Dada & Surrealist Objects

Oct 24, 2013 - Jan 17, 2014

Blain di Donna LLC, New York

Dalí

Nov 21, 2012 - Mar 25, 2013

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Surrealist Art

Feb 5 - Feb 5, 2013

Sotheby's, London

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