DALI--KLEIN--PourMi

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SALVADOR DALI

TITLE: DERMATOLOGY

MEDIUM: Black fountain pen of sketchpad

SIZE: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)

DESCRIPTION: Dali drew numerous horses during his prolific career, but seldom if ever a horse being walked by another person. The horse and rider motif symbolized a sense of importance, leadership and heroism. The Klein family recalls it being explained to Dr. Klein by Dali that the steed’s rider here is supposed to represent Dali, while the man guiding its direction is meant to be Dr. Klein, just as Dr. Klein led Dali in the right direction with respect to his medical issues. The work was drawn on Dali’s sketchpad; it’s unclear precisely what is written in Dali’s handwriting, but it is obviously related to dermatology.