Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Variation autour de Toréador hallucinogène et Marché d'esclaves avec apparition du buste invisible de Voltaire
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Salvador Dalí
(1904-1989)
Variation autour de Toréador hallucinogène et Marché d'esclaves avec apparition du buste invisible de Voltaire
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 29,947) inc. premium

Lot Details
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Variation autour de Toréador hallucinogène et Marché d'esclaves avec apparition du buste invisible de Voltaire
oil and photographic collage on card
33 x 40.9cm (13 x 16 1/8in).
Executed circa 1970

Footnotes

  • This work is recorded in the Robert and Nicolas Descharnes archives under the number d 3570.

    PROVENANCE
    Perrot-Moore Collection, Cadaqués; Art Curial, Paris, 30 June 2003, lot 223.

    'It is quite correct that I have made use of photography throughout my life. I stated years ago that painting is merely photography done by hand, consisting of super-fine images the sole significance of which resides in the fact that they were seen by a human eye and recorded by a human hand. Every great work of art that I admire was copied from a photograph'. (Salvador Dalí quoted in R. Descharnes and G. Néret, Salvador Dalí 1904-1989, The Paintings, vol. II, Cologne, 2007, p. 539).

    This collage is based around a stereoscopic arrangement of Dalí's The Hallucinogenic Toreador of 1968-70 (St Petersburg, Florida, Salvador Dalí Museum), with the addition of the metamorphic face from the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire of 1941 now in the same collection. Stereoscopy, in which two offset but near identical images are placed side by side to create a sense of depth, was used by Dalí from about 1970 as part of his ongoing experiment with three dimensional representations.
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