Salvador DALI (1904-1989) Laughing Horse,... - Lot 238 - Les Andelys Enchères

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Salvador DALI (1904-1989) Laughing Horse,... - Lot 238 - Les Andelys Enchères
Salvador DALI (1904-1989) Laughing Horse, circa 1974 Chocolate brown patina bronze proof signed and numbered 4/4, illegible stamp of the founder DIEJASA. H : 14.5 cm Base in black marble with white veins from Belgium. This original print, made by the artist's own hands at this size, was printed in only four copies. Dali has repeatedly treated the theme of the horse in paintings with mythological lines to surrealism. Only one sculpture dedicated to the horse is known, this one. In the Clot collection Salvador Dali experiments with abstract art. He declared that he was looking for the purest line in The Movement - only the fluidity of the curve of the forms was his deepest research in the Clot collection. Here we have a sample of the fusion between Surrealism and abstraction. The Clot collection The Laughing Horse is part of the Clot Collection, a suite of 44 statues made by Dali between 1969 and 1979 for his Catalan friend and collector Isidro Clot. Dali's sculpture is above all an architectural process, a complex of morphology must be organized and placed in space. The Clot collection has this immense particularity to cover many centuries. It is inspired by his frequent visits to the Louvre and his many trips to Italy, from mythology to old Sicily, as two of the pieces we will present here, but also by the greatest artists of the Renaissance like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, etc. In the middle of the 1930s, Salvador Dali initiated his first trip to Italy, which he continued until 1939: it can be said that he was captivated for the rest of his life by the magnificence and depth of Italian art. This fusion of Surrealism, Italian art and mythology would remain with him until his death. The Clot collection is probably the clearest and greatest example of this Italian mythological and Renaissance inspiration. This suite is very rare because of its limited edition of 4 copies. A certificate from Mr Nicolas and Mr Olivier DESCHARNES will be given to the buyer Bibliography : Robert Nicolas DESCHARNES. Le dur et le mou (Eccart) : reproduced on page 177 under the number 443
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