Dali rides again: Among the work auctioned off October 17 in Paris by Artcurial in its Prints and Illustrated Books Sale was Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)’s “Dalian Horses,” an album in mauve metal box created by the artist, with gold stamp on the cover. The lot featured twenty-six 63.4 x 58.6 cm color lithographs, each one signed and justified. Estimated pre-sale by Artcurial at 10,000 – 15,000 Euros, it went for a whopping 33,800. Image copyright and courtesy Artcurial.
Among the works currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in its fifth floor Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, named after the museum’s influential former director: Salvador Dalí, “The Persistence of Memory,” 1931. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13″ (24.1 x 33 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. © 2011 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.