Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Winged Triton
Lot 55
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Winged Triton the sculpture is on a pedestal
Sold for £192,000 (US$ 322,717) inc. premium
Lot Details
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Winged Triton
signed 'Dalí' (on the base)
bronze with a light blue patina
190 x 140cm (74 13/16 x 55 1/8in).
the sculpture is on a pedestal
executed circa 1972

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Cedar Rapids City, Iowa, USA, 2001
    Lowe Art Museum, Miami, USA, 2001
    Mississippi Art Museum, Jackson, USA, 2001
    Toramaru Outdoor Park, Ohchi, Japan, 2002
    Quinta Patino, Estoril, Portugal, 2003
    Palacio Lusitania, Lisboa, Portugal, 2004
    Caves Burmester, Porto, Portugal, 2004
    Palacio Episcopal de Malaga, Spain, 2004
    Chateau les Roeulx, Belgium, 2004/2005
    Chateau de Bray, France, 2007
    Sevilla, Spain, 2008

    LITERATURE:
    Robert & Nicolas Descharnes The Hard and the Soft. ed. Eccart. p. 165 ref. 415

    Winged Triton shows the body of a young man who evokes the movement of the sea and yet stands above the waves. In Greek mythology the gods used two winged messengers, Hermes and Triton.

    This is edition 7/8 and was cast by the Mibrosa Foundry in Spain c. 1972. In total there were 8 monumental examples produced in bronze plus 4 artist's proofs.

    This work is part of a series which belonged to the Clot collection. In the early 1970s the Catalan art lover Isidro Clot, a friend of Dalí, made an agreement with him to reproduce a series of sculptures in bronze. These had initially been sculpted by Dalí in soft wax in his summer house in Port Lligat in Spain. They were later cast, also in a monumental size, of which this is an example.
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