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Book of Dali, a Study of his Art-in Jewels 'The Owen Cheatham Foundation', Book

$395

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The Cheatham Foundation acquired the entire collection of Jewelry and Precious Objects designed by Dali in 1958, which were executed by Alemany & Company of New York. As well as designing the jewels Dali also selected every stone used. The book comprises of 36 tipped in photographs with brief descriptions. Laid in the front of the book is a small brochure which has fuller descriptions of the jewels and objets. A hard backed book in a presentation slipcase with an image of "the eye of time" on the front.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.50 in. (292.1 mm)Width: 9.00 in. (228.6 mm)Depth: 0.82 in. (20.83 mm)
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU48510240662

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About Salvador Dalí­ (Designer)

Instantly recognizable by his waxed, upturned mustache, the flamboyant Salvador Dalí (1904–89) 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.


His 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. Dalí’s 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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