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© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017

Cat. no. 839

Self-Portrait

  • 1972
  • Oil and collage on canvas
  • 118 x 96 cm
  • Private collection
  • Signed and dated lower left corner: G/Dalí / 1972

Helena de Saro, Barcelona

Galeria Duque Arango de Medellín, Medellín

Private collection, Miami

United States Customs Service, Miami

Auctioned in Bass Museum of Art, Miami, June 1st, 1995

Dalí made this work especially for the cover of the discs forming part of the edition of the opera-poem "Être Dieu", which he wrote in the early 1970s and released on the occasion of his 80th birthday. At the auction held on June 1, 1995, it was explained that this painting was seized by U.S. Customs on December 7, 1993, from a Colombian drug cartel which tried to sell it as part of a money-laundering operation.

2012, Paris, Centre Pompidou, Dalí, 21-11-2012 - 25-03-2013, p. 237

2013, Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Dalí. Todas las sugestiones poéticas y todas las posibilidades plásticas, 27-04-2013 - 02-09-2013, p. 237

Dalí, Salvador, Être Dieu : opèra-poème, audiovisuel et catharre en six parties, Mediterrània, Barcelona, 1985, p. 133 (indirect image) (detail)

Être Dieu, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, Barcelona, [1985], n. p.

Vallès i Rovira, Josep, Dalí delit Empordà, Carles Vallès, Figueres, 1987, p. 33 (detail)

s. a., La desparició d'un geni, Diari de Girona, Girona, 1989, p. 17 (indirect image) (detail)

s. a., Huelva acull una exposició sobre els contactes de Dalí amb el cinema, Diari de Girona, Girona, 1989, p. 29 (indirect image) (detail)

Dalí Vision, Mediterrània, Barcelona, 1992, p. 74

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 598

El Discòbol, Trabucaire, Canet, 2004, p. [22] (indirect image) (detail), p. [34] (indirect image)

Dalí, Salvador, Obra completa, Ediciones Destino | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Barcelona | [Figueres] | [Madrid], 2004, p. 327 (indirect image)

Salvador Dalí i les arts : historiografia i crítica al segle XXI, Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2005, p. 132 (indirect image) (detail)

Salvador Dalí: an illustrated life, Tate Publishing | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales - Ministerio de Cultura, London | [Figueres] | [Madrid], 2007, p. 327 (indirect image)

Dalí, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012, p. 221 (indirect image), p. 237

Montua, Gabriel, Dalís 20. Jahrhundert : die westliche Kunst zwischen Politik, Markt und Medien, De Gruyter, Boston | Berlin, 2015, p. 377

Provenance

Helena de Saro, Barcelona

Galeria Duque Arango de Medellín, Medellín

Private collection, Miami

United States Customs Service, Miami

Auctioned in Bass Museum of Art, Miami, June 1st, 1995

Remarks

Dalí made this work especially for the cover of the discs forming part of the edition of the opera-poem "Être Dieu", which he wrote in the early 1970s and released on the occasion of his 80th birthday. At the auction held on June 1, 1995, it was explained that this painting was seized by U.S. Customs on December 7, 1993, from a Colombian drug cartel which tried to sell it as part of a money-laundering operation.

Exhibitions

2012, Paris, Centre Pompidou, Dalí, 21-11-2012 - 25-03-2013, p. 237

2013, Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Dalí. Todas las sugestiones poéticas y todas las posibilidades plásticas, 27-04-2013 - 02-09-2013, p. 237

Bibliography

Dalí, Salvador, Être Dieu : opèra-poème, audiovisuel et catharre en six parties, Mediterrània, Barcelona, 1985, p. 133 (indirect image) (detail)

Être Dieu, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, Barcelona, [1985], n. p.

Vallès i Rovira, Josep, Dalí delit Empordà, Carles Vallès, Figueres, 1987, p. 33 (detail)

s. a., La desparició d'un geni, Diari de Girona, Girona, 1989, p. 17 (indirect image) (detail)

s. a., Huelva acull una exposició sobre els contactes de Dalí amb el cinema, Diari de Girona, Girona, 1989, p. 29 (indirect image) (detail)

Dalí Vision, Mediterrània, Barcelona, 1992, p. 74

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 598

El Discòbol, Trabucaire, Canet, 2004, p. [22] (indirect image) (detail), p. [34] (indirect image)

Dalí, Salvador, Obra completa, Ediciones Destino | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Barcelona | [Figueres] | [Madrid], 2004, p. 327 (indirect image)

Salvador Dalí i les arts : historiografia i crítica al segle XXI, Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2005, p. 132 (indirect image) (detail)

Salvador Dalí: an illustrated life, Tate Publishing | Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales - Ministerio de Cultura, London | [Figueres] | [Madrid], 2007, p. 327 (indirect image)

Dalí, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012, p. 221 (indirect image), p. 237

Montua, Gabriel, Dalís 20. Jahrhundert : die westliche Kunst zwischen Politik, Markt und Medien, De Gruyter, Boston | Berlin, 2015, p. 377