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Title: Cubist Angel
Medium: Cast Bronze
Dimensions: 73 x 40 x 22 cm
Edition size: 450 cast in 2003
Angels are a theme Dali was particularly fond of. Dali painted an angel on canvas in 1977 and, in the 80s, gave it a threedimensional form whose unusual texture , a velvety brownblack bronze.
The cubist angel is quietly eloquent in the pure handling of the lines; It is an anachronism in its combination of cubist and antique shapes. This unusual symbiosis gives a mysterious dimension to this compact angel, swaying its hips at an angle. It wears only its bronze wings and is totally sexless.
A wax model of the Surrealistic Angel was created from Salvador Dali’s paintings at the Dali Museum in Figueras.
The models for the Surrealistic Angel and the Cubist Angel were done by M. Thévenin and corrected by Dali.
In 1992, enlargements of the originals were made by a Dali craftsman in Verona (Fonderia Bonvicini), and controlled by Robert Descharnes. These were based on the wax model and Dali’s painting.
The multiple cast (76 x 8 x 22 cm) is a reduction of the original made in Verona and controlled by Robert Descharnes.
450 multiple bronze sculptures were cast.
The signature « Salvador Dali » and the numbering are located on the right buttock.