DALI--MannequinZootropique

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SALVADOR DALI

TITLE: MANNEQUIN ZOOTROPIQUE, 1971

MEDIUM: Polychromed Bronze sculpture

SIZE: 83 x 42 x 18 in. (210.8 x 106.7 x 45.7 cm.)

DESCRIPTION: The name of the Zootropic Model comes from the scarab show created by Dali in 1971. The model represents man of the future and his lifestyle as Dali imagines it. He is covered with strips in patterns reminiscent of stories for children; games, a monkey doing a back flip over a vase; someone riding a motorcycle; a child blowing soap bubbles; a man hopping on a balloon; a frog in a red riding coat eating an insect; two children spinning on their feet.
Each example is accompanied by certification of authenticity from robert Descharnes and Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Figueras, Spain.

LITERATURE: Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Catalogue Raisonne ‘Le Dur et Le Mou’, pgs. 153, Ref #393