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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, BARCELONA

Salvador Dalí
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, BARCELONA

Salvador Dalí
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Details & Cataloguing

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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
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signed Dalí and dated 1967 (lower right)
pen and brush and ink on paper
100 by 71cm., 39 3/8 by 28in.
Executed in 1967.
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Nicolas and Olivier Descharnes have kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Private Collection, Austria (sale: Sotheby's, London, 18th May 1988, lot 160)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

In 1968 Salvador Dalí appeared in a brilliantly bizarre commercial for the rapidly expanding French chocolatier Lanvin. In the short clip Dalí proclaims Je suis fou de chocolat Lanvin! whilst his iconic moustache curls up in response.

The present work appears to be a sketch for said commercial, featuring prominently the artist's moustache and conveying a sense of the surrealist madness which lent the scene its brilliance.

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