A chemist lifting with extreme precaution the cuticle of a grand piano

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2007

Cat. no. P 417

A chemist lifting with extreme precaution the cuticle of a grand piano

Description

Date:
1936
Technique:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48.3 x 64.1 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower right corner: Gala Salvador Dali 1936
Location:
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (Illinois) (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro)

Provenance

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hart Fisher (Ruth Page), Chicago (Illinois)
  2. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shapiro, Oak Park (Illinois)

Exhibitions

  1. 1936, New York, Julien Levy Gallery, Souvenir - Catalogue, 10/12/1936 - 09/01/1937, cat. no. 8
  2. 1941, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Dalí, 19/11/1941 - 11/01/1942, cat. no. 29
  3. 1942, Indianapolis, The John Herron Art Institute (Indianapolis Museum of Art), [Exhibition of paintings by Salvador Dali], 05/04/1942 - 04/05/1942, cat. no. 29

Bibliography

  1. Souvenir - Catalogue, Julien Levy Gallery, [New York], [1936/37], n. p.
  2. John Menaugh, "Art Dreamlines Mae West !", Chicago Daily Tribune, 26/06/1938, Chicago, IL, n. p.
  3. James Thrall Soby, Salvador Dalí, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1941, p. 59
  4. A. Reynolds Morse, Michel Tapié, Dalí: a study of his life and work, New York graphic Society, Greenwich [Connecticut], 1958, p. 37
  5. Salvador Dalí: rétrospective, 1920-1980, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art moderne, Paris, 1979, p. 199
  6. Salvador Dalí, The Tate Gallery, London, 1980, il. XXII
  7. Josep Pla, Salvador Dalí (il.), Obres de museu, DASA, Figueres, 1981, p. 35
  8. Jaume Socias, Dalí, Nou Art, Barcelona, 1983, p. 18 (detail)
  9. Clarà, Dalí, Monturiol, Pla, Vayreda, Diputació Provincial de Girona, Nou Art Thor, Girona, Barcelona, 1983, p. 18 (detail)
  10. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 258
  11. Dalí's optical illusions, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, 2000, p. 55 (indirect image)
  12. Salvador Dalí i les arts : historiografia i crítica al segle XXI, Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2005, p. 51
  13. Shaun O'L. Higgings, Colleen Striegel, Press gallery : the newspaper in modern and postmodern art, New Media Ventures, Spokane, Washington, 2005, cover, p. 92
  14. Un perro andaluz 80 años después, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, La Fábrica, Madrid, 2009, p. 122

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