Bronze, plaster-colored patina. Plaster mold (1936), Cast-bronze (1964), H. 37,5 cm. On the rear side sign. 'Dali' and num. 22/150. Foundry mark 'venturi arte', Bologna. Min. dam. to patina. - Multitalented spanish artist, main exponent of surrealism. He studied at the Madrid Academy a. was initially influenced by the 'pittura metafisica' of de Chirico a. Carrà. During a Paris trip in 1929 he affiliated at the surrealist A. Breton. Freuds theories of interpretation of dreams fostered D.s inclinattion to the fantastac a. surreal. Some of his motifs are among the most famous a. popular creations of modern art. - Mus.: Figueres, St. Petersburg (Florida), Zürich a. others. - Lit.: Etherington-Smith, Salber, Schiebler, Michler/Löpsinger 'S.D. - Catalogue raisoné of etchings and mixed-media prints, 1924-1980' (1994) a. others.