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Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Iolas

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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
LES BRAS DE DALÍ (A PAIR OF TORCHES)
inscribed Dalí
a pair of bronze torches with green patina, partly gilded with gold leaf; each torch is mounted on a wooden base
height (not including base): 79cm., 31 1/8 in.
Conceived in 1965 and cast in an edition of 6 plus three artist's proofs by the Bonvicini Foundry
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Literature

Robert & Nicholas Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and The Soft, Sculptures & Objects, France, 2003, no. 218, colour illustration of another cast p. 91

Catalogue Note

In 1965, Fausto Bonvicini travelled to Paris from his foundry in Verona at Dalí's bequest to make a plaster moulding of the artist's arms and hands; one with a finger provocatively positioned over an element representing the female sex. The moulds were subsequently cast in bronze and assembled according to Dalí's incomparable imagination to form the present model.

Alexander Iolas

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London