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
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.