TITLE: VENUS DE MILO WITH DRAWERS
MEDIUM: Bronze sculpture
SIZE: 44.8 in (114 cm)
DETAILS: Signed ‘Salvador Dali’ (on the top of the base); numbered and stamped with foundry mark EA III/IV C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE PARIS’ (on the left side of the base) bronze with black and green patina. Conceived in 1964; this bronze version cast in 1988 Property from a Private American Collection.
LITERATURE: M. Gerard, ed., Dali, New York, 1968, no. 148 (another cast illustrated). R. Descharnes, Dali, The Work, The Man, New York, 1984, p. 199 (another version illustrated). R. and N. Descharnes, Dai, The Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, p. 37, no. 68 (another cast illustrated in color).
EXHIBITED: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Salvador Dali Retrospective 1920-1980, December 1979-April 1980, p. 233, no. 175 (illustrated).
NOTES: Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.