Salvador Dali - Study for the sculpture Mercurio

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Original drawing, in black crayon, 1975 , Signed by “Dali” , lower right

Size: 40 x 54 cms

Authentification: A certificate from the Internationally recognised Salvador Dali expert, Nicholas Descharnes, will accompany this work. It is at present in course of preparation.

Literature: “Memoria de los sueños: Salvador Dali, 1904 - 1989” by Francesca Miralles y Arnau Puig. Published in 2001 being a catalogue of the Dali exhibition held at Alicante which consisted of numerous drawings, Oils, sculptures and other objets relating to the artist. https://www.surrealismstore.com/es/libros/316-memoria-de-los-suenos-salvador-dali-1904-1989.html

Provenance:

The Private Collection of Mr Enrique Sabater (Born 1936) . This gentleman was the artists’s controversial Financial Manager and private secretary (1974 - 1981) The onetime soccer player repeatedly denied any suggestion that he had done anything other than fairly represent Dali. But his extravagant life style and apparently bottomless income aroused a number of pointed questions in the Spanish and French press and elsewhere about his business affairs. He certainly had a large collection of Original Dali art from which this item comes.

Exhibitions: 2001 : Alicante - “Memoria de los sueños: Salvador Dali, 1904 - 1989”

Note: This large-size drawing was a study for the sculpture “Mercury” or “Hermes”. The sculpture was made in a Limited Edition of 8 examples in patinated bronze measuring 246 x 193 x 73 cms. An example of the sculpture is at the seaside promenade , Pasco del Mar in Marbella. Another example is at the Real Circle Artistico in Barcelona. The bronze is illustrated in “Dali: The Hard and the Soft” by Nicolas and Roibert Descharnes on page 180 and the catalogue reference number is 453.