6 Brilliant Salvador Dali Artworks on Sale to Celebrate his Birthday!

May 11, 2018

A Spanish artist who left an indelible mark on the art world, Salvador Dalí is regarded today as one of the most original, innovative and famous figures in history. 

Renowned for his flamboyant personality and technical virtuosity, he combined avant-garde subject matter with academic style, paving the way for generations of artists to come. Despite being formally expelled from the Surrealist group in 1934 for his reactionary political views, he is today most often associated with this movement.

On this day, May 11th, we mark 114 years since the birth of this trailblazing artist. In his honor, we bring you six Dalí's pieces you can own right now!

Featured image: Salvador Dali - Hommage à Terpsichore. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

Allegory: The Chevalier's Dream of Cecile, 1969

This rare Color Lithograph on Japon Paper titled Allegory: The Chevalier’s Dream of Cecile is from Dali's 1963 portfolio Three Plays by The Marquis de Sade, Misfortune’s Mistakes, which consists of 25 more artworks. Dalí was commissioned to create these between 1967 and 1969 to illustrate three newly discovered erotic and risque short plays by the Marquis de Sade. This piece illustrates a scene in the play "Misfortune's Mistake".

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Hommage à Terpsichore

In this bronze sculpture, Dalí depicted an homage Terpsichore, one of famed nine Mythological muses. Being a muse of dance herself, Terpsichore is presented here “in a mirror” in what appears to be a dancing pose. Both her and her “reflection” are created faceless, emphasizing their purely symbolic significance.

The dancer with the classical, smooth form apparently represents the unconscious and Grace, while the other, being angular and Cubist, stands for the chaotic and ever-growing rhythm of modern life.

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Femme a la Flamme

Calling to mind Salvador Dalí’s Girafe en feu painting from the period of the Spanish Civil War, Femme a la Flamme represents a faceless won that could be anyone, supported by a pole and featuring drawers, which for the artist refer to the subconscious of the human being.

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Enigma of the Rose (Death) from Visions Surrealiste, 1976

A lithograph on japon from the 1976 Visions Surrealiste SuiteEnigma of the Rose (Death) is a surrealist landscape with figures that represent the beauty and death.

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Cosmic Rhinoceros

For Salvador Dalí, rhinoceros were a recurring theme, given his interest in natural history and science. He was fascinated with their horns, and the way it grew in a logarithmic spiral, signifying the “divine geometry” often found in nature.

At the time of the making of this piece, in 1956, Dalí was also working on his film, The Prodigious Adventure of the Lacemaker and the Rhinoceros, which was critically acclaimed.

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Space Venus, 1977

In the sculpture Space Venus from 1977, Dalí pays homage to Venus, the goddess of beauty. Using an underlying form of a classic marble statue of a female torso, the artist added four elements of his own; a soft watch draped over the neck, an egg, two ants and a separation of the body into two parts.

The watch symbolizes both the temporality of the flash and the timelessness of art, the ants reference the human mortality and impermanence, and the egg is a positive symbol that represents life, renewal, continuation and the future.

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