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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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Salvador Dali

Dandelion- Salvador Dali

Dandelion- Salvador Dali

Dalí once said “Le surréalisme, c’est moi” – a claim which has been borne out by his iconic identification in the public’s mind with the movement. Born in 1904 in Catalonia, Spain, Dali attended drawing school, and subsequently studied at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he experimented with Cubism and Dada at a time when few other Spanish painters were doing so. There began a lifelong friendship with poet Federico García Lorca, as well as with filmmaker Luis Buñuel. In 1929 Dalí and Buñuel went on to create one of the defining early works of Surrealism in their short film Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog), which opened with the shocking image of an eye being sliced open, heralding the opening of the eyes of the viewer to the world of the subconscious. In the same year he met surrealist poet Paul Éluard’s wife Gala, who would become both his muse and later his wife. In 1931, Dalí painted a signature work of the surrealist movement, The Persistence of Memory, where melting pocket watches assailed the concept of a rigid framework of time. Dalí called his approach to creation the “Paranoiac-critical method,” which he defined as a “spontaneous method of irrational knowledge based on the critical and systematic objectivity of the associations and interpretations of delirious phenomena.” His explorations extended to his appearances at public events, where he would wear items as diverse as a glass case containing a bra, or a deep-sea diving suit. At the time of the Spanish Civil War, and unlike most artists and intellectuals, Dali was explicitly supportive of Francisco Franco’s regime, and remained in Catalonia after WWII. This earned him the political condemnation of many of his former fellow artists, although his popularity in the world at large remained largely unaffected. His creative and intellectual prowess also remained undaunted, and in his later work he combined a fascination with science and mathematics with Catholic mysticism. A signature work from this period is Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus), which features Christ crucified on a cross in the shape of a four-dimensional hypercube. This fusion of the artistic with the mathematical/scientific remained a key feature of his work right up to his very last painting, The Swallow’s Tail, inspired by René Thom’s mathematical work. Not content to confine himself to the world of the canvas, Dali also ventured into the worlds of fashion and jewelry. From 1960 onwards, the main focus of his work was the creation of the Dalí Theatre and Museum; he remained a public figure until his late years, when the death of his wife Gala plunged him into a period of depression and reclusion. Dali died in 1989, having produced over 1,500 paintings in his career.

Article via Ovation TV

 

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

 

Les Elephants- Salvador Dali

Les Elephants- Salvador Dali

 

 

 

 

 

Person at the Window- Salvador Dali

Person at the Window- Salvador Dali

 

Untitled Art Print- Salvador Dali

Untitled Art Print- Salvador Dali

 

The Last Supper- Salvador Dali

The Last Supper- Salvador Dali

 

 

 

 

The Snail and The Angel

The Snail and The Angel- Salvador Dali

 

Moses (Tarot the Emperor)

Moses (Tarot the Emperor)- Salvador Dali

 

 

 

 

 

Item 19. v. 1, plate 13

‘Wood of Suicides’ from ‘Inferno’ 13Salvador Dali

 

 

Sordello drawing a line in Purgatory- Salvador Dali

Sordello drawing a line in Purgatory- Salvador Dali

 

 

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)- Salvador Dali

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)- Salvador Dali

 

 

The Broken Bridge and The Dream- Salvador Dali

The Broken Bridge and The Dream- Salvador Dali

 

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