DALI--ViolondeIngres

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SALVADOR DALI

TITLE: VIOLON DE INGRES (1966)

MEDIUM: Bronze sculpture

SIZE: 13 inches

EDITION: of 350

LITERATURE: Descharnes, Robert & Nicolas “Le Dur et Le Mou” Catalogue Raisonne of Dali sculpture, Pg. 117 Ref. 281

DETAILS: Venturi Arte Foundry. For the execution of this sculpture, the Rudier Foundry brought Dali the skull of a margay cat (a Latin American wildcat from the family of ocelots) to form the end of the violin. The back of the instrument in a human backside. In The Secret Life, Dali recalls how he once smashed a violin of a school chum with his feet “to finally obtain irrefutable proof of the superiority of painting over music.”