Trilogy of the Desert. Oasis

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

Cat. no. P 620

Trilogy of the Desert. Oasis


Oil on canvas
35.6 x 60 cm
Signed and dated lower center: DALI / 1946
Private collection


  1. William Lighfoot Schultz, New York
  2. Private collection
  3. Auctioned at Christie's, London, December 8th, 1999
  4. Private collection
  5. Private collection
  6. Auctioned at Sotheby's, London, February 8th, 2012


Oasis is one of the three paintings that Dalí made to publicize the new Leigh "Desert Flower" perfume for Shulton, Inc.


  1. 1946, New York, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., Salvador Dali: "Trilogy of the desert", October 30th, 1946, no reference
  2. 1963, Los Angeles, Britts Department Stores, 3 priceless paintings by Salvador Dali, December 1963, no reference
  3. 1965, Nashville, Harvey`s, 12/04/1965 - 16/04/1965, no reference
  4. 1966, Kenosha, Montgomery Ward, 21/03/1966 - 26/03/1966, no reference


  1. S.m. Aguirre, "Dalí en La Habana", Gaceta Ilustrada, 04/07/1959, Madrid, p. 31
  2. "Desert Flower", The Washington Post, 17/01/1960, Washington, D.c., n. p. (detail)
  3. [See the $100,000 original paintings by Salvador Dalí
    ][anunci], The Washington Post, 17/01/1960, Washington, n. p.
  4. "Britts Department Stores (anunci)", Los Angeles Times, 01/12/1963, Los Angeles, n. p. (detail)
  5. Rea Leece, "The Dazzling Doings of Dalí", JEM, 31/08/1964, New York, NY, p. 53
  6. "Display ad 110--no title", Chicago Tribune, 26/11/1964, Chicago, n. p. (detail)
  7. [Frank o'Brien and...], Morn. Journal Star, 19/01/1966, Peoria, Ill., n. p. (indirect image) (detail)
  8. "Dali's bizarre paintings at center", Macomb Daily, 02/03/1966, Mt. Clemens, Mich., n. p. (indirect image)
  9. Betty Ann, "Artist interpreting floral fragrance", Journal, 06/03/1966, Milwaukee, Wis., n. p. (detail)
  10. Elaine Edwards, "Teamwork sells this show", News, 18/03/1966, Kenosha, Wis., n. p.
  11. "Paris Adds Glitter To Hope Benefit", Bergen Record, 23/10/1969, Hackensack, N. J., n. p. (indirect image)
  12. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 395
  13. Les Essentiels de l'art Dalí, Ludion, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 265
  14. The Portable Dalí, Universe, New York, 2003, p. 265

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