Trilogy of the Desert. Mirage

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

Cat. no. P 621

Trilogy of the Desert. Mirage


c. 1946
Oil on canvas
35.6 x 60 cm
Signed lower center: DALI
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


  1. William Lighfoot Schultz, New York
  2. Auctioned at Christie's, London, December 10th, 1998
  3. Private collection
  4. Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 6th, 2006
  5. Private collection, Switzerland


Mirage 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. Ellen Fulton, "Abvertising through works of foremost American artists gains new popularity", St. Petersburg Times, 27/10/1946, St. Petersburg, Fla., n. p.
  2. "Dali introduces new perfume", Art News, 30/11/1946, New York, n. p.
  3. "Dali Wielding His Brush In Shulton Perfume Pusl", Marketing, 05/10/1956, Toronto, n. p.
  4. S.m. Aguirre, "Dalí en La Habana", Gaceta Ilustrada, 04/07/1959, Madrid, p. 30 (detail)
  5. "Desert Flower", The Washington Post, 17/01/1960, Washington, D.c., n. p. (detail)
  6. [See the $100,000 original paintings by Salvador Dalí
    ][anunci], The Washington Post, 17/01/1960, Washington, n. p.
  7. "The Dazzling Doings Of Dali", Times, 31/07/1963, Pekin, Ill., n. p. (detail)
  8. [«Mirage»- This picture...], Press, 02/08/1964, Asbury Park, N.j., n. p. (detail)
  9. "Display ad 110--no title", Chicago Tribune, 26/11/1964, Chicago, n. p. (detail)
  10. "Desert flower (il.)", News-sentinel, 07/03/1965, Knoxville, Tenn., n. p.
  11. "The dazzling doings of Dali", Carolina Times, 14/08/1965, Durham, N.c., n. p. (detail)
  12. [Frank o'Brien and...], Morn. Journal Star, 19/01/1966, Peoria, Ill., n. p. (indirect image)
  13. "Dali Paintings Highlight Mall Art Show", Tribune, 27/01/1966, Royal Oak, Mich., n. p.
  14. Sarah Rickman, "Dali Paints Arid Fantasy", News, 07/02/1966, Detroit, Mich., n. p. (detail)
  15. [MIRAGE, ONE OF...], American Perfumer & Cosmetics, 28/02/1966, Oak Park, Ill., n. p. (detail)
  16. "Dali's bizarre paintings at center", Macomb Daily, 02/03/1966, Mt. Clemens, Mich., n. p. (indirect image)
  17. Betty Ann, "Artist interpreting floral fragrance", Journal, 06/03/1966, Milwaukee, Wis., n. p. (detail)
  18. Elaine Edwards, "Teamwork sells this show", News, 18/03/1966, Kenosha, Wis., n. p.
  19. [Shown with one...], Cosmetics Fair, 31/01/1970, New York, N.y., n. p. (indirect image)
  20. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 395
  21. Les Essentiels de l'art Dalí, Ludion, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 264
  22. The Portable Dalí, Universe, New York, 2003, p. 264

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