Fantastic signed Dali drawing of a dragon
For Sale: £25,000
Salvador Dali was a Spanish surrealist painter best known for his bizarre artworks.
He is widely considered to be one of the leaders of the Surrealist Movement and his work The Persistence of Memory (1931), which shows soft, melting pocket watches on a beach, is one of the most recognisable surrealist paintings around. Dali regularly dabbled in other forms of art besides painting.
He created many surrealist sculptures including Lobster Telephone, which consists of a plastic telephone with a plastic lobster attached to the handset.
During his lifetime, Dali also expressed his artistic talent through film, photography and fashion.
Dali bacame the most expensive Surrealist artist at auction when his 1929 portrait of poet Paul Eluard sold for £13½m in 2011.
A large Salvador Dali drawing of a fire breathing dragon in orange crayon, accompanied by Dali's bold signature, dated 1968, and dedication 'Pour David', drawn in an Air France menu.
The menu measures approximately 11x17 inches (28x43cm). The drawing, measuring approximately 5½x8 inches (14cmx20cm), is elaborate with great detail. One can only assume it was a good 15-20 minutes in the making, far superior to a 'normal' sketch.
The Air France menu is for a private charter for the 'Far West Ski Association' on April 30, 1968, for a flight between Geneva-Montreal-Los Angeles.
Founded in 1930, the Far West Ski Association (FWSA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization with emphasis on skier safety, ski travel, ski area development, communications, club programs and family ski involvement. The FWSA organised annual European ski trips for members in the 1960s.
This is only the second Dali drawing that we have had the pleasure of offering. The previous item was a small Dali pencil drawing that achieved £18,000 in 2012.
A major rarity.