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Salvador Dalí Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Spanish, 1904-1989

Instantly recognizable by his waxed, upturned mustache, the flamboyant Salvador Dalí is one of modern art’s most distinctive figures. He is also one of the icons of the 20-century avant-garde Surrealist movement, whose dreamlike images, drawn from the depths of the unconscious, he deployed in paintings, sculptures, prints and fashion, as well as in film collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred Hitchcock.

Dalí was born in Figueres, Catalonia, and even as a youngster, displayed the sensitivity, sharp perception and vivid imagination that would later define his artworks. In these, he conjured childhood memories and employed religious symbols and Freudian imagery like staircases, keys and dripping candles to create unexpected, often shocking pieces.

Dalí's use of hyperrealism in conveying Surrealist symbols and concepts that subvert accepted notions of reality is epitomized in what is perhaps his most recognizable painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931), in which he depicts the fluidity of time through melting clocks, their forms inspired by Camembert cheese melting in the sun. His artistic genius, eccentric personality and eternal quest for fame made him a global celebrity.

“Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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Artist: Salvador Dalí
Dante and Beatrice - Original WATERCOLOR, Signed (Descharnes #d6970_1951)
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali Divine Comedy : Dante and Beatrice, 1952 Original watercolor Signed in lower center Dated 1952 On vellum lined on thin board 42 x 30 cm (c. 17 x 12in) REFERENCES : Th...
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1950s Surrealist Salvador Dalí Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Que Font Ces Gens - Ink Drawing by Salvador Dalì - 1945
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Roma, IT
Que font ces gens is a beautiful modern artwork realized by Salvador Dalì in 1945. China Ink Drawing on paper. Original outstanding drawing realized to illustrate the book "The Labyrinth" by Maurice Sandoz, published in 1945. Signed and dated on the lower right recto. Executed on thick cream wove paper, not laid down and taped to the mount along the upper edge. The upper, right and lower edges are slightly unevenly cut. There are two pinholes towards the upper right and upper left corners. The sheet is time stained and there is a spot of foxing beneath the lower edge of the drawing. There are some remnants from previous mounting at the upper two corners not visible when framed. There are handling marks to the perimeter of the sheet. The ink is strong and well preserved. The artwork is accompanied by authentication of Robert P. Descharnes, Paris 2003, reference archive: D-3461. Prov. Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Sale...
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1940s Surrealist Salvador Dalí Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Devant le Chateau - China Ink Drawing by Salvador Dalì - 1945
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Roma, IT
Devant le Chateau une Carrosse Passait is a modern artwork realized by Salvador Dalì in 1945. China Ink drawing on paper. Signed and dated on the lower right recto. Outstanding dr...
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1940s Modern Salvador Dalí Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

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Salvador Dali Le Portrait De Ronsard
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Salvador Dali - Original Signed Drawing - Ladies Dance
By Salvador Dalí­
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Salvador Dalí drawings and watercolor paintings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Salvador Dalí drawings and watercolor paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Salvador Dalí in ink, paper, paint and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Surrealist style. Not every interior allows for large Salvador Dalí drawings and watercolor paintings, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Mary Spain, Federico Castellon, and Wu Jian'an. Salvador Dalí drawings and watercolor paintings prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $66,573 and tops out at $77,984, while the average work can sell for $68,514.
Questions About Salvador Dalí Drawings and Watercolor Paintings
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Salvador Dali did create jewelry. Dali liked to explore different art mediums and jewelry definitely caught his fancy at one point in his life. His jewelry pieces were works of art in themselves and not mass produced—it was more like wearable miniature art. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Salvador Dalí made sculptures. Salvador Dalí was known for his work in Surrealism and his work spans a multitude of repertoires including painting, graphic art, film, photography and sculpture. Some of Salvador Dalí’s most famous sculptures include Lobster Telephone and Mae West Lips Sofa. Shop a selection of Salvador Dali art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    After Dali was forced into involuntary retirement, fake prints flooded the market. Very few of Dali’s works were signed after 1980. Arjomari paper, the paper on which Dali worked, changed their mark by adding an infinity symbol. So if you see the infinity symbol and Dali’s signature, the print is a fake. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Salvador Dali’s pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.

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