Swans Reflecting Elephants

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

Cat. no. P 454

Swans Reflecting Elephants

Description

Date:
1937
Technique:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
51 x 77 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower left: Gala Salvador Dali 1937
Location:
Private collection

Provenance

  1. Edward James
  2. Auctioned at Sotheby's, Londres, June 30th, 1976
  3. Cavalieri Holding, Geneva
  4. Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York, May 9th, 1995

Observations

During World War II this work was looted by the German army occupying France and was kept in storage in the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris in the "salle des Martyrs" from 1940 to 1944.

Exhibitions

  1. 1973, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Dali, 06/10/1973 - 02/12/1973, cat. no. 20
  2. 1974, Frankfurt am Main, Städtische Galerie und Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Salvador Dalí, 14/03/1974 - 05/05/1974, cat. no. 12
  3. 1979, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Salvador Dalí: rétrospective, 1920-1980, 18/12/1979 - 21/04/1980, cat. no. 227
  4. 1983, Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 400 obras de Salvador Dalí del 1914 al 1983, 15/04/1983 - 29/05/1983, cat. no. 161
  5. 1989, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, 13/05/1989 - 23/07/1989, cat. no. 186
  6. 1989, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Dali, 16/12/1989 - 11/03/1990, cat. no. 32
  7. 1990, Montréal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Salvador Dalí, 27/04/1990 - 29/07/1990, cat. no. 40
  8. 2003, Düsseldorf, Museum Kunst Palast, The Endless enigma : Dalí and the magicians of multiple meaning, 22/02/2003 - 09/06/2003, p. 69
  9. 2009, Paris, Galeries Nationales. Grand Palais, Une image peut en cacher une autre: Arcimboldo, Dali, Raetz, 08/04/2009 - 06/07/2009, cat. no. 27
  10. 2011, Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Surrealism in Paris, 02/10/2011 - 29/01/2012, p. 244-245

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