5 February 2009
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
signed and dated 'Dalí 1965' (lower centre)
gouache, watercolour and brush, pen and black ink on paper
25½ x 19 5/8 in. (64.8 x 50 cm.)
Executed in 1965
Phyllis and Sydney Lucas, New York, by whom acquired from the artist.
Silver State Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the late owner in 2001.
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St. Petersberg, Florida, The Salvador Dalí Museum, The Lucas Collection of Dalí Originals, January - June 1985 (illustrated).
Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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