(1904 - 1989)
Spanish painter, graphic artist, filmmaker, writer.
A modern master of the surreal arts, Salvador Dali's works continually challenged convention by questioning the antithesis of surrealism: our normal sense of the "real."
Surrealism's objective was to make accessible to art the realms of the unconscious, irrational and imaginary. An expansive movement that extended beyond the canvas, Surrealism embraced literature, music, cinema, philosophy and popular culture. Dali's works drew inspiration from fellow Surrealists, such as Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Joan Miro...
Twelve Signs of the Zodiac | Dali
In the late 1960ís, Leon Amiel, a well-known publisher of Daliís works, commissioned Dali to create the molds for each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac based on Daliís Zodiac gouaches and lithographs. Amiel then sold the rights to these to R.H. Brown & Co. Finally after almost 40 years having passed since the creation of the original molds, the bronze sculptures were at last produced in a limited edition in 2010. Working with Dali Zodiac, LLC, the William Bennett Gallery has acquired sets for exhibition and sale.