Bonhams : Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Portrait of Raquel Welch
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Portrait of Raquel Welch

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Lot 1073A
Salvador Dali
(Spanish, 1904-1989)
Portrait of Raquel Welch

Sold for US$ 57,500 inc. premium
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Portrait of Raquel Welch Portrait of Raquel Welch
signed and dated "Dalí 1965" (lower right)
oil and graphite on canvas
36 x 23.75 in. (91.4 x 60.3 cm)
Painted in 1965

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Monsieur Nicholas Descharnes. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Monsieur Nicholas Descharnes, and is recorded in his archives as no. h1131_1965.

    Provenance
    Van Johnson (1916-2008), possibly a gift from Salvador and Gala Dalí.
    A gift from the above to the present owner.

    Painted by Dalí as part of the promotion of the science fiction film Fantastic Voyage (1966), starring Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd. Welch posed in a bikini for this abstract portrait by Dali. To tout the painting, Twentieth Century-Fox hired Albert and David Maysles to film Dali painting Welch in his room at New York's St. Regis Hotel as part of a short promotional film, titled Salvador Dali's Fantastic Dream (1965). That same year, Dali also did a possibly unrelated Surrealist painting titled "Fantastic Voyage." Accompanied by a photo of Raquel Welch posing for Salvador Dalí.
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Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Portrait of Raquel Welch
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Portrait of Raquel Welch
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