Allegory of an American Christmas

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2011

Cat. no. P 579

Allegory of an American Christmas

Description

Date:
c. 1943
Technique:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
66 x 55.5 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower right: [Gala Salvador] Dali 1934
Location:
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama (Japan)

Provenance

  1. Tamada Project Coorporation, Tokyo

Observations

Although this work is signed and dated 1934, the iconographic elements correspond to those of paintings from 1943. It is for this reason that we have it the later date. What is more, it was used by Esquire magazine to illustrate the article "Three Christmas Allegories (designed and painted by Salvador Dalí)" in December 1943.

Exhibitions

  1. 1987, Genève, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Regards sur Minotaure : la revue à tête de bête, 17/10/1987 - 31/01/1988, cat. no. 115
  2. 1989, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, 13/05/1989 - 23/07/1989, cat. no. 225
  3. 1989, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Dali, 16/12/1989 - 11/03/1990, cat. no. 17
  4. 1997, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Exiles + emigrés : the flights of european artists from Hitler, 23/02/1997 - 11/04/1997, cat. no. 28
  5. 2006, Ehime, The Museum of Art, Dali's universe and masterpieces of surreallists, 10/02/2006 - 26/03/2006, cat. no. 6
  6. 2007, Osaka, Suntory Museum, Dalí multifaceted : centenary exhibition, 08/03/2007 - 06/05/2007, cat. no. 16

Bibliography

  1. Salvador Dali, "Three Christmas Allegories", Esquire: The Magazine For Men, 31/12/1943, Chicago, Ill., p. 87 (indirect image)
  2. José Pierre, L'Aventure surréaliste autour d'André Breton, Filipacchi | Artcurial, [París] | Paris, 1986, p. 79
  3. Regards sur Minotaure : la revue à tête de bête, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Genève, 1987, p. 124
  4. Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1989, p. 291
  5. Louisiana revy, [Louisiana Revy], Humlebaek, 1989, p. 17
  6. Los Dalís de Dalí: colección del museo nacional centro de arte reina Sofía, Centro cultural/Arte contemporaneo, México D. F., 1990, p. 33
  7. Salvador Dalí, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal, 1990, p. 116
  8. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 365
  9. Exiles + emigrés : the flights of european artists from Hitler, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1997, p. 151
  10. Pascal Bonafoux, Christophe Valentin (il.), La Beauté comestible : à propos de Dalí et les aliments, Plume, Paris, 1998, p. 116
  11. Les Essentiels de l'art Dalí, Ludion, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 231
  12. The Portable Dalí, Universe, New York, 2003, p. 231
  13. Dali's universe and masterpieces of surrealists, The Museum of Art, Ehime (Japó), [2006], p. 29
  14. Dalí multifaceted : centenary exhibition, The Chunichi Shimbun, [S. l.], 2007, p. 55
  15. Media - Dalí, K11 Art Foundation | Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, 2015, p. 139 (indirect image) (detail)
  16. Salvador Dalí, Yomiuri Shimbun, Culture Promotion Department, Tokyo, 2016, p. 134 (detail), p. 143

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