Salvador Dali "The Simonists" Sold Out LE 8x10 Glazed Ceramic Tile

Retail Price $450.00

  • Lot number 4913289
  • Total bids 35
  • Winning bid $350.00
  • Buyer's premium $59.50
  • Total $409.50

"The Simonists" is a limited edition glazed ceramic tile from a SOLD OUT edition by Salvador Dali (1904-1989), numbered and plate signed! This piece illustrates Dali's interpretation of canto 19 of "The Inferno", from the epic poem "The Divine Comedy". Measures approx. 8" x 10" (tile). Please note, the tile is limited edition and hand-numbered #186/490.

Famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. Dali was encouraged to explore his artistic talents from an early age. He received formal training at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid where he quickly gained attention from his classmates for his Cubist work. Dali was expelled from the Academia for behavioral issues and moved to Paris, where he quickly befriended Picasso, Magritte, and Miro. His new acquaintances led Dali to his Surrealist phase.

Though inspired by classic artists like Raphael, Bronzino, Vermeer, and Velazquez (Dali’s trademark mustache was influenced by Velazquez), Dali is best known for his surrealist work. In 1931, Dali painted “The Persistence of Memory,” his most famous piece, which featured the motif of the melting clock, which can be found in many of his works.

Please note, tile is facsimile.

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