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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
LA CHEVELURE
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
LA CHEVELURE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
LA CHEVELURE
pastel on flocked paper
64,7 x 50,2 cm; 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.
Executed in 1930.
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Provenance

Paul Eluard, Paris
Georges Hugnet, Paris (acquired from the above in 1941)
Gianna Sistu, Paris
Private collection, Italy (and sold: Sotheby's, Paris, May 30, 2012, lot 4)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou/Musée national d'Art moderne, Salvador Dalí, rétrospective 1920-1980, 1979-80, no. 68
London, Tate Gallery, Salvador Dalí, 1980, no. 55

Literature

Robert Descharnes & Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, L'Œuvre peint, Cologne & Paris, 1993, vol. I: 1904-1946, no. 363, illustrated p. 164

Catalogue Note

"Ah! dark-blue, streaming banner of the night,
You bring me back those azure skies afar,
Plunged in your silken folds my soul takes flight
And drinks once more with measureless delight
The scent of cocoa-oil and musk and tar.

For ever I will scatter in each strand,
That thou may’st never turn deaf ears to me,
Rubies, pearls, sapphires with a lavish hand ...
Thou art the well-spring in a desert land
Wherefrom I quaff deep draughts of memory?"

Baudelaire, La Chevelure 

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