Leda Armchair, Sculpture Inspired by Salvador Dali “Femme á la téte rose” 1935 For Sale
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Leda Armchair, Sculpture Inspired by Salvador Dali “Femme á la téte rose” 1935

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Taken from “Femme á la téte rose,” 1935 (Woman with a head of roses). It was sufficient for this sculpture to be made as a three dimensional piece, remaining faithful to every detail in Dali’s painting. Dali affirmed: "A chair can be used even to sit on, but only on one condition: That we sit uncomfortably." We can sit on the Leda, but due to the fact that it only has three legs and that the chair is heavy, it being made of solid brass, is more a work of art than a functional piece of furniture. In 2009 we commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the death of Salvador Dali and BD wished to add its special homage by producing a special limited edition of his fantastic furniture collection. All the finishing’s are based on black, with aged black patina on the casted brass, black marquina marble for the famous egg, darkened gold leaf and dyed lime wood satin in black for the upholstery and lingerie chiffon, also black for the lamp shades. Refined materials and handcrafted manufacturing to bring up to date a furniture collection that BD has sold exclusively all-over the world since the 1990s, guaranteed by The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation responsible for the painter’s rights. The black label collection came to market in a limited edition of 105 pieces (the age of Dali in 2009). "When we chose projects for furniture from the ideas with which Dali had filled his note pad for his work with Jean-Michel Frank, we had to imagine the colours which Salvador would have chosen to make his single-colour drawings and we did so remembering the preferences and obsessions of the maestro (gold, Carmin Schiaparelli). The furniture was really very much in Dali style, but difficult to combine in not absolutely surrealistic interiors. When we made a Leda chair with aged black patina for a special set-up and observed the enthusiastic reaction of the professionals, we were convinced that these crazy objects would look much less controversial in a decor if they were dyed black. From my extensive work with the Maestro I feel that this collection would meet his approval and I am absolutely sure that Gala would prefer it to the multicolor." Oscar Tusquets. All pieces of ironwork in this collection are made of brass. The Black Label Leda collection has an artisanal application of a special patina (metal dissolved in nitric acid) which is applied to a lightly heated surface accomplished with a gas blow torch. The reaction caused results in an irregular dark finish. Structure in polished cast brass varnish or black patina without varnish (Black label, price upon request).

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 36.23 in. x W 23.63 in. x D 18.51 in.H 92 cm x W 60 cm x D 47 cm
  • Seat Height
    19.3 in. (49 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU163924352863
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