SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)
SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)
SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)
SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)
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SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)

Tête de saint Jean

SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)
Tête de saint Jean
signed, dated and inscribed 'Tete de Saint Jean Dalí / "Port Lligat" Figueres Joan Figueras modello 1950' (lower centre)
sanguine crayon and pen and ink on paper
20 ¾ x 14 7/8 in. (52.5 x 38.7 cm.)
Drawn in 1950
The Lefevre Gallery [Alex Reid and Lefevre], London (no. 6079).
Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, by whom probably acquired from the above, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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Nicolas and Olivier Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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Lot Essay

Photographs preserved in the private albums of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie immortalise holidays in the 1930s that Audrey Field (as she was then known) enjoyed with Salvador and Gala Dali, as well as Coco Chanel, demonstrating their friendship and her ease in such artistic circles. A particularly evocative page from Audrey's albums, commemorating a holiday at La Pausa in April 1938, includes a surrealist sketch by Dali and two sketched portraits of Audrey by Christian 'Bébé' Bérard alongside the signatures of his lover Boris Kochno, Coco Chanel, Misia and José-Maria Sert, Maria Ruspoli Hugo and several others.

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