Rare and unusual limited edition pate-de-verre clear glass study designed by Salvador Dali and produced by Daum glassworks of a guitar with bronze mountings and strings, raised on a black glass base. SIgned Dali in the base mounting. Titled & dated to the fore.
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Height: 20 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Pate-de-Verre Glass
Dali & Daum Glass Sculpture
Dalí’s interest in three-dimensionality lasted throughout his illustrious career and he was always looking for new mediums to express himself. Dalí recognised in glass the properties and the possibilities for Surrealist transformation between light and colour in three dimensional form.
One of the most interesting collections in the world of colour-glass sculpture is one that arises from the artistic collaboration of Salvador Dalí and the prestigious French glass-making company, Daum Cristallerie. Dalí created his first glass objects in the 1940s, but his major work began in 1968 for Daum and lasted nearly twenty years.
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Dalí found that glass, la pate de verre, offered the perfect medium for the “expression of metamorphose” which, according to Dalí, is his Surrealist perception of reality. The Daum colaboration allows us to view Dalí’s genius through the translucence of sculptures modelled from glass.