Surrealist Composition with Invisible Figures

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

Cat. no. P 420

Surrealist Composition with Invisible Figures

Description

Date:
c. 1936
Technique:
Oil on cardboard
Dimensions:
60.9 x 45.8 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower left corner: [...] Dali [...]
Location:
Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres

Provenance

  1. Joë Bousquet
  2. Auctioned at Christie's, New York, May 12th, 1998

Observations

Dalí started this painting in 1926 (see catalogue number 183), and we suppose he worked on the lower half again during the mid 1930's, leaving the painting as we know it today.

Exhibitions

  1. 2004, Venezia, Palazzo Grassi, Dalí, 12/09/2004 - 16/01/2005, cat. no. 153
  2. 2006, Tokio, Ueno Royal Museum, Salvador Dali centennial retrospective, 23/09/2006 - 04/01/2007, cat. no. 28
  3. 2009, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Salvador Dalí : liquid desire, 13/06/2009 - 04/10/2009, no reference

Bibliography

  1. Agustín Sánchez Vidal, Buñuel, Lorca y Dalí: el enigma sin fin, Planeta, Barcelona, 1988, p. 23
  2. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 260
  3. Marco Di Capua, Dalí, Librairie Gründ, Paris, 1994, p. 111
  4. Ángel González García, El Resto : una historia invisible del arte contemporáneo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao | Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Bilbao | Madrid, 2000, p. 153
  5. Dalí, Bompiani, [Milà], 2004, p. 253
  6. Antoni Pitxot, Montse Aguer i Teixidor, Teatre-Museu Dalí de Figueres, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Triangle Postals, [Figueres] | Sant Lluís, Menorca, 2005, p. 169
  7. Adquisicions de la Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí de 1991 a 2006 = Adqusiciones de la Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí de 1991 a 2006 = Acquisition of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation from 1991 to 2006, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2006, cover (detail), il. 46
  8. Salvador Dali centennial retrospective, Ueno Royal Museum, Ueno, 2006, p.89, p. 88 (detail)
  9. Salvador Dalí : liquid desire, National Gallery of Victoria | Fundació Gala- Salvador Dalí | The Salvador Dalí Museum, Melbourne | Figueres | St. Petersburg (Florida), 2009, p. 124
  10. Dalí un artista un genio, Skira, Milano, 2012, p. 133
  11. 2012 : Memoria = Memòria, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2013, p. 122 (indirect image)
  12. Salvador Dalí, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, 2014, p. 123
  13. Salvador Dalí, Yomiuri Shimbun, Culture Promotion Department, Tokyo, 2016, p. 107
  14. Antoni Pitxot, Montse Aguer i Teixidor, Teatre-Museu Dalí. Figueres, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Triangle Postals, [Figueres] | Sant Lluís, Menorca, 2016, p. 174

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