Salvador DALI (1904-1989)
18ct (750°/oo) yellow gold proof atop a silver conch shell.
Signed, dated and numbered A-263
Height : 13,5 cm (5.3 in.)
Weight of gold part : 100 g (3.5 oz).
Weight of silver part : 760 g (26.8 oz)
A homage to Marcel Duchamp. A jewelry sculpture in which Dali realized the original sculpture in bronze, following the lost wax process. These works were part of a series of sculptures for Isidro Clot who reunited the best sculptural groups of Dali's final period of sculpture, the creative period. Dali’s rich artistic culture is highlighted and intertwined in these works. « Une femme nue en montant l’escalier » (Naked woman climbing a staircase) is a reference to the famous Duchamp Futurist painting of 1913, however the staircase is replaced with a conch shell. The modelled body of the woman is borrowed from those of Hellenic statues. The enigmatic beauty of Venus, floating on a shell, combines with Dali’s mythic-cosmic investigation.
This series was realized according to the following characteristics :
- Spain (A)
- 18ct gold
- Edition of three hundred numbered copies
- For a table top
- Weight : 100 grams of gold (3.5 oz) for the figure and 760 grams (26.8 oz) of silver for the plinth, approximately.
- Height of figure with pedestal : 130 mm (5.1 in.), approximately.
- Edition Nº : 263
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