Salvador Dalí, Bataille autour d'un pissenlit (Battle Around a Dandelion), 1988

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Artist: Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989)
Title: Bataille autour d'un pissenlit (Battle Around a Dandelion), 1988
Medium: Tapestry
Image Size: 54 in x 41 1/2in (137.2 x 105.4cm)
Framed Size: 54 in x 41 1/2in (137.2 x 105.4cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 600 on the label on the verso; published by Tapisseries du Lion.
Signature: Woven signature 'Salvador Dali' in black in the lower left.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-3170

The intricately rendered tapestry conveys a scene reminiscent of classical paintings and sculptures, depicting an idealized view of the human form. Warriors on horseback engage in battle around an unusual object, a dandelion. The viewer cannot be certain of the cause of this epic battle; perhaps it is over the city in the distant background or the dandelion itself. Regardless, it appears to be a brutal battle to the death. This work has a surreal appearance with the lack of detailed eyes in the face and the vaguely defined, barely visible background, yet the work also illustrates the artist's technical skill and mastery of the human form. The soft brown coloration of the work gives a sense of warmth and richness to the environment.

Based on the original 1947 oil painting, this tapestry is published by Tapisseries du Lion with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Tapisseries du Lion attached on verso. This piece is numbered from the edition of 600 on this certificate on the verso with the woven signature 'Salvador Dali' in black on the front in the lower left.

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Certificate of Authenticity issued by Tapisseries du Lion, attached on verso.

2. Néret, Gilles. Salvador Dalí The Paintings Volume II, 1946 -1989. Germany: Benedikt Taschen, 1994. Original oil painting that served as a maquette for this piece listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 915 on pg. 916.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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