8 February 2012
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Vénus à la girafe
signed 'Salvador Dalí' (on the base); stamped with the foundry mark and numbered 'Bocquel Fd.EA 1/1' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 94 7/8 in. (232.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1973 and cast in an edition of eight plus one épreuve d'artiste and three épreuves hors commerce
Anonymous sale, Christie's, Paris, 3 December 2007, lot 146.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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R. & N. Descharnes, Dalí, The Hard and The Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Azay le Rideau, 2004, no. 69 (another cast illustrated p. 37).
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