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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)
LOT ID: 69924
Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture), 1980

Mixed Media Sculpture Edition, Cast Metal with Sterling Silver Patina
26 х 10 х 1 in. (66.04 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm.)
Signed, stamped, "Dali" on metal; Foundry signature with stamp and chop mark.
Print/Casting Year 1980
Edition 1-153/175
Foundry/Publisher Martin Lawrence Editions
Lot description
This is an Original Numbered Silver Relief Sculpture of Salvador Dali’s “Don Quixote” sold by the Martin Lawrence Galleries in Van Nuys, California. This piece is made with cast metal and a sterling silver patina. The master mold used to create Don Quixote was created with the highest degree of craftsmanship and was destroyed once the production of the relief sculptures was complete.

Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), is perhaps the most famous and successful artists within the Surrealist movement. A skilled draftsman and painter, Dali is best known for his striking and often bizarre images often inspired by dreams. His expansive artistic repertoire also includes film, sculpture, and photography. Dali's best known work is his painting “The Persistence of Memory.”

Dali was particularly taken by the story of Don Quixote, Cervantes’ idealistic Spanish nobleman who saw himself as a knight fighting the world’s injustices and serving the causes of truth and beauty. It has been said that Don Quixote’s quest was an allegory of the eternal search for goodness and truth in life, coupled with an idealism that sometimes viewed heroism and love as a form of insanity.

This beautiful casting of Dali's "Don Quixote" is numbered I-153 from the Silver edition of 175, which is the edition produced for the international market.

It is housed in the original blue velvet presentation box with white letters, along with the tirage and documentation from Martin Lawrence Editions.

The sculpture itself measures 26 inches by 19 by 1 inches and the presentation box measures 28.5 x 21 x 3 inches. It is ready to hang as a bas relief.

The presentation box if often separated from the sculpture, so it is especially attractive to have the set together. There is some minor scuffing on the presentation box, but is otherwise in good condition. The sculpture itself is in excellent condition.
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Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
  • Don Quixote (Silver Bas Relief Sculpture) by Salvador Dalí
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