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"Surrealist Piano" (1984) is an important and dynamic bronze with black and gold patina sculpture by Salvador Dalí (Spain, 1904 - 1989). From an edition of 350, this work measures 23.6 x 15.7 x 12 inches (60 x 40 x 30.5 cm) was conceived in 1954 and cast in 1984. This work is in excellent condition and comes with formal certificate of authenticity and requisite paperwork.

Eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is as known for his artwork today as he was during his lifetime for his personality and grandiose behavior, reflected in his Surrealist artworks. He is most recognized for his paintings, namely ‘The Persistence of Memory’ completed in 1931, but his prolific career also included several ventures in film, sculpture, photography, and collaborative efforts with other established artists. Dalí’s painterly skills are said to have been inspired by the Renaissance masters, while his style was the product of a Surrealist concern for the subconscious. Though the end of the Surrealism movement did not come to a complete halt but rather was replaced by subsequent artistic trends, it is commonly believed that the death of Salvador Dalí coincided with the death of the movement to which he was such a large contributor. Dalí’s works have been exhibited worldwide, most recently in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012) and Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY (2012).
Selected Public Collections:
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Salvador Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)

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Catalogue Raisonné: 643, Descharnes
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Patina
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Area
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Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Present Collection, Asia.
  • Pickup Location: Thailand
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 12 in. (59.94 x 39.88 x 30.48 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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