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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 450

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    Vénus à la girafe

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    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
    Vénus à la girafe
    with the stamp 'Salvador Dali' (on the base); numbered and with the foundry mark 'bocquel Fd. HC 2/3' (on the back of the base)
    white painted bronze
    Height: 42 7/8 in. (109 cm.)
    Conceived in 1973


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    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 13 December 2006, lot 27.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    R. & N. Descharnes, Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures and Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 69 (another cast illustrated p. 37).