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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)
LOT ID: 74657
Homage to Fashion, 1984

Bronze Edition, with blue patina
20 х 9 х 10.5 in. (50.8 x 22.86 x 26.67 cm.)
Signed, stamped and numbered on sculpture base.
Print/Casting Year 1984
Edition 335/350 + 35 EA
Foundry/Publisher Perseo, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Lot description
Dalí's relationship with the world of haute couture began in the 1930s through his work with Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Vogue magazine, and lasted throughout his lifetime. This remarkable Venus, posing in the stance of a 'supermodel', has been created with a head of roses, the most exquisite of flowers. Her face lacks definition, allowing the admirer to imagine any face he desires. On bended knee we observe a dignified gentleman, a 'dandy' paying homage to this 20th Century muse.

Salvador Dali (B. 1904, Figueras, Spain – D. 1989, Figueras, Spain) is undoubtedly one of the most influential and well known artists of the twentieth century. He was an incredibly diversified artist, never defined by one media in particular, working in painting, prints, sculpture, design and photography. As a defining figure of the Surrealist movement, Dali’s work is characterized by his imaginative and eccentric compositions filled with melting clocks, spindly-legged elephants, and distorted disembodied faces, set in symbolic dreamscapes. His art is replete with symbolic allusion.

Selected Public Collections:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)

The base is 9" x 10.5"
Technique: lost wax process
Height: 51 cm (size does not include marble base, which is approximately 4 cm)
Patina: Blue
Edition size: 350 + 35 EA
Foundry: Perseo, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Year: conceived in 1971
First Cast: 1984
Maquette: 'Homage to Fashion', gouache, 1971
Homage to Fashion by Salvador Dalí
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