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Salvador Dalí
LE VIOLON (VIOLON D'INGRES)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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393
Salvador Dalí
LE VIOLON (VIOLON D'INGRES)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
LE VIOLON (VIOLON D'INGRES)
Inscribed Dalí, dated 1966, numbered H.C. 2/3 and inscribed with the foundry mark .Georges Rudier. .Fondeur. Paris
Bronze
Height: 19 3/4 in.
51 cm
Conceived and cast in 1966.
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Provenance

Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1990

Literature

Henri François Rey, La Collection Salvador Dalí Perrot-Moore, Vienna, 1983, illustration of another cast n.p.
Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí, Sculptures & Objects, The Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Paris, 2003, no. 281, illustrations of other casts p. 117

Catalogue Note

"For the execution of this sculpture, the Rudier Foundry brought Dalí the skull of a Margay cat (a Latin American wildcat from the family of ocelots) to form the end of the violin. The back of the instrument is a human backside. In The Secret Life, Dalí recalls how once he smashed a violin of a school chum with his feet 'to finally obtain irrefutable proof of the superiority of painting over music'" (Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, op. cit, p. 117).

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