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A flamboyant painter and sometime writer, sculptor and experimental film-maker, Salvador Dali was probably the greatest Surrealist artist, using bizarre dream imagery to create unforgettable and unmistakable landscapes. In addition to sculpture, film, and art the legendary Spanish creator produced a dazzling array of remarkable furniture pieces offered by Gibraltar at 800 416 3635 or email@example.com
For the first time in history the entire collection is presented in its entirety directly from Spain. Moreover Gibraltar is the only source to present the entire catalog on the web for discount prices. And includes free shipping on all items. The collection consists of the Leda Low Table, the Leda armchair, Vis a Vis sofa, Barcelli Lamp, Muletas Lamp, Cajones Lamp, and the Rhinoceros door handle.
These offical releases range from a low of $2, 073 for a Dali cast art piece door handle all the way up to to $28,853for the Salvador Dali Vis à Vis Conversation Bench.
The Leda Low Table was originally designed in 1 937, and was based on Dalí’s painting Femme à la tête rose” (1935) This surreal piece is composed of lacquered and polished solid brass legs, brushed brass top, with lacquered Carrara marble egg. It measures L 75” x W 17.5” x H 16.5”
The companion Leda armchair is also made of acquered and polished solid brass and measures D 16” x W 23.5” x H 35.5” / seat H 19”. This unique seating sculpture runs $20,226
We feel that a bit of art history knowledge is helpful in understanding and appreciating the art of Salvador Dali’s furniture.
The multi-media artist was born in Figueras, Catalonia. He educated at the School of Fine Arts, located in Madrid Spain. After 1929 he espoused surrealism, although the leaders of the movement later denounced Dalí as overly commercial. Dalí’s paintings from this period depict dream imagery and everyday objects in unexpected forms, such as the famous limp watches in The Persistence of Memory.
Dalí moved to the United States in 1940, where he remained until 1948. His later paintings, often on religious themes, are more classical in style. They include Crucifixion and The Sacrament of the Last Supper. Dalí’s paintings are characterized by meticulous draftsmanship and realistic detail, with brilliant colors heightened by transparent glazes. Dalí designed and produced surrealist films, illustrated books, handcrafted jewelry, and created theatrical sets and costumes. Among his writings are ballet scenarios and several books, including The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942) and Diary of a Genius (1965).
In addition to furniture Dali concentrated on accessories including lighting pieces. The Bracelli lamp is an archetypal design of Jean Michel and Dali, adopted by Dali for his house at Port Lligat. Originally designed in 1937 this piece is made out of Beech wood covered in fine gold leaf, and includes a supporting bracket in pale varnished beech. The lamp is crowned in a handmade cotton and rayon shade.
The result is an angular almost unbalanced form, dreamlike and surreal. The reoccurring theme of the Muletas, or “crutch” appears here to restore order through frailty to the composition. Ironically, the appearance of crutches in Dali’s work can indicate a fragility of the human condition; here it seems to repair it. Ivory-colored cotton and rayon shade is hand made, 37 cm in diameter by 28 cm high. The lamp overall is an impressive 170 cm high. Gibraltar sells this remarkable unit for only $6000 and includes free shipping on this piece and every other unit in the collection.
The Cajones Lamp is presented with buffed opal glass shades. Originally designed in 1937 this art piece sells for $2388. The carved structure is produced in pale varnished lime wood with feet of polished lacquered or chromed brass. Beige linen shade is handmade, 30cm in diameter by 30cm high. Lamp overall height is 67cm. It takes an E-27 100W spherical bulb.
An interesting reoccurring theme we see in Dali’s paintings is that of the Muletas, or “crutches”. The appearance of crutches in Dali’s work can indicate a fragility of the human condition or other element which appears. The Muletas Lamp is presented with buffed opal glass shades. The carved structure is presented in pale varnished lime wood. Beige linen shade is handmade, 45 cm in diameter and 40cm high. Muletas Lamp overall height is 175cm. It uses an E-27 100W spherical bulb.
Gibraltar Furniture is proud to offer the entire line of authentic licensed Dali line of high end pieces to collectors interested in certified pieces. All of our exclusive items are numbered, certified, and come with letters of authentication for the descriminating conosuire of fine art pieces.
Buyers are reminded that Gibratlar is also offering a special promotion for all on-line orders. Collectors can use the Cupon code Save50 to take another $50 off of any Dali order
“The only difference between myself and a madman, is that I am not mad!” Dali
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