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

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

Cat. no. 330

Portrait of Gala with Lobster
Portrait of Gala with a plane on her nose

Cécile Éluard, París

Galerie André-François Petit, Paris

Perrot-Moore collection, Cadaques

Auctioned at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 20th 1988

Private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, June 20th, 2006

According to the photograph provided by Corbis (image 2), the paintings"Portrait of Gala with Lobster" (cat. no. 330) and "Automatic Beginning of a Portrait of Gala" (cat. no. 309) were both part of a larger plywood panel. We guess Dalí exhibited the painting in their original form at the show held at the Pierre Colle Gallery in Paris from June 19th to 29th, 1933 (cat. no. 7) with the title "Début automatique des portraits de Gala" ("Automatic Beginning of the Portraits of Gala")

1977, Montrouge, Salon de Montrouge, Dalí : peintures, sculptures, dessins, 04-05-1977 - 05-06-1977, cat. no. 14

1983, Toulouse, Réfectoire des Jacobins, Dali à Toulouse, November 1983 - January 1984, no reference

1989, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, 13-05-1989 - 23-07-1989, cat. no. 112

Éluard, Paul, Le Poète et son ombre, Seghers, Paris, 1963, p. 128

Dali à Toulouse, Gerhard Habarta, Vienne, 1983, n. p.

Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1989, p. 149

Rogin, Alessandr, [Salvador Dalí : el mite i la realitat], Republica, Moscou, 1992, p. 64

Etherington-Smith, Meredith, The Persistence of memory : a biography of Dalí, Random House, New York, 1993, n. p. (indirect image)

Morse, A. Reynolds, Dali's animal crackers, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993, p. 172 (detail)

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 209

Carter, David, Salvador Dalí, Chelsea House, New York - Philadelphia, 1995, p. 51 (indirect image)

Bonafoux, Pascal | Valentin, Christophe (il.), La Beauté comestible : à propos de Dalí et les aliments, Plume, Paris, 1998, p. 138 (detail)

Masterpieces of surrealism, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000, p. 6 (indirect image)

Grandes maestros de la pintura : Dalí, Altaya, Barcelona, 2001, p. 20

Dalí il·lustrador : Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, Govern d'Andorra. Ministeri de Turisme i Cultura, Andorra, 2001, p. 336 (indirect image)

Riquer, Martí de | Aguer i Teixidor, Montse, Estudios : El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, Planeta | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Barcelona] | Figueres, 2003, p. 167 (indirect image)

Gaultier, Alyse, The Little book of Dalí, Flammarion, Paris, 2004, p. 64

Gaultier, Alyse, L'Abcdaire de Dalí, Flammarion, Paris, 2004, p. 63

Estudios, Planeta | Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Barcelona] | [Figueres], 2005, p. 16 (indirect image)

Aguer i Teixidor, Montse | Diego, Estrella de, Gala. Àlbum, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2007, il. 3, il. 75 (indirect image)

Rothman, Roger, Tiny surrealism : Salvador Dalí and the aesthetics of the small, University of Nebraska, Lincoln & London, 2012, p. 101

Provenance

Cécile Éluard, París

Galerie André-François Petit, Paris

Perrot-Moore collection, Cadaques

Auctioned at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 20th 1988

Private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, June 20th, 2006

Remarks

According to the photograph provided by Corbis (image 2), the paintings"Portrait of Gala with Lobster" (cat. no. 330) and "Automatic Beginning of a Portrait of Gala" (cat. no. 309) were both part of a larger plywood panel. We guess Dalí exhibited the painting in their original form at the show held at the Pierre Colle Gallery in Paris from June 19th to 29th, 1933 (cat. no. 7) with the title "Début automatique des portraits de Gala" ("Automatic Beginning of the Portraits of Gala")

Exhibitions

1977, Montrouge, Salon de Montrouge, Dalí : peintures, sculptures, dessins, 04-05-1977 - 05-06-1977, cat. no. 14

1983, Toulouse, Réfectoire des Jacobins, Dali à Toulouse, November 1983 - January 1984, no reference

1989, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, 13-05-1989 - 23-07-1989, cat. no. 112

Bibliography

Éluard, Paul, Le Poète et son ombre, Seghers, Paris, 1963, p. 128

Dali à Toulouse, Gerhard Habarta, Vienne, 1983, n. p.

Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1989, p. 149

Rogin, Alessandr, [Salvador Dalí : el mite i la realitat], Republica, Moscou, 1992, p. 64

Etherington-Smith, Meredith, The Persistence of memory : a biography of Dalí, Random House, New York, 1993, n. p. (indirect image)

Morse, A. Reynolds, Dali's animal crackers, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993, p. 172 (detail)

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 209

Carter, David, Salvador Dalí, Chelsea House, New York - Philadelphia, 1995, p. 51 (indirect image)

Bonafoux, Pascal | Valentin, Christophe (il.), La Beauté comestible : à propos de Dalí et les aliments, Plume, Paris, 1998, p. 138 (detail)

Masterpieces of surrealism, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000, p. 6 (indirect image)

Grandes maestros de la pintura : Dalí, Altaya, Barcelona, 2001, p. 20

Dalí il·lustrador : Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, Govern d'Andorra. Ministeri de Turisme i Cultura, Andorra, 2001, p. 336 (indirect image)

Riquer, Martí de | Aguer i Teixidor, Montse, Estudios : El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, Planeta | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Barcelona] | Figueres, 2003, p. 167 (indirect image)

Gaultier, Alyse, The Little book of Dalí, Flammarion, Paris, 2004, p. 64

Gaultier, Alyse, L'Abcdaire de Dalí, Flammarion, Paris, 2004, p. 63

Estudios, Planeta | Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Barcelona] | [Figueres], 2005, p. 16 (indirect image)

Aguer i Teixidor, Montse | Diego, Estrella de, Gala. Àlbum, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2007, il. 3, il. 75 (indirect image)

Rothman, Roger, Tiny surrealism : Salvador Dalí and the aesthetics of the small, University of Nebraska, Lincoln & London, 2012, p. 101