Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Dalí at Bonhams

Here's a sculpture Elephant de Triomphe that is instantly recognisable as the work of Salvador Dalí. His spindly legged elephant represents hope, while the golden angel on its back heralds the triumph of hope. This is one of eight casts made, the first in 1984, and is inscribed "4/8". It stands almost 3 metre-thingies high and comes up for grabs in Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 4 February with an estimated price tag of between £250,000 and £350,000 (CLICK). Why not view it?

2 Comments:

At 10/1/14, Anonymous Ploppi said...

Does anyone have confidence in buying these Dali sculptures?

How many being produced today were actually authorised by Dali when he was lucid?

 
At 11/1/14, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Ploppi

The statue is inscribed "4/8" and I believe Bonhams would have done its homework on provenance. So this should be a safe bet, if one has the money. It would be interesting to learn where the other 7 are. Museums? You could try Bonhams website for more info. Or Google.

 

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