10 May 2001
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Study for Trilogy of the Desert
signed twice 'DALI' (center right and lower center) and inscribed 'a l'approche de l'oassis [sic]. les amants devienent visibles, et surgissen [sic] de l'aridite [sic] des rocs' (center); '"l'ombre des amants rejoin [sic] la fleur du dessert [sic] au centre de l'oassis [sic]"' (lower edge)
pen and India ink over pencil on paper
11 x 11 5/8 in. (28 x 29 cm.) irregular
Drawn in 1946
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Robert Descharnes has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
See note to lot 130.
Property from a Connecticut Collector
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