Signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark. Fonderia Art Bonvicini.
This white patina edition with a luminous crutch of the sculpture “Woman with the head of roses” corresponds to the written wishes of Salvador Dalí.
“This is a light sculpture, surrealist lamp“.
“The material will be bronze with a white patina“.
“The right arm will have a luminous crutch, an absolute condition.”
About Woman with the head of roses:
In 1935 Salvador Dali painted a painting entitled “Woman with a Head of Rose”. It is from this painting that Dali created in 1981 the sculpture “Woman with the head of roses”.
Robert Descharnes in his book « Dali, l’héritage infernal », recalls the moments spent at the Hotel Meurice in Paris alongside the artist. He evokes the realization of this sculpture: “Many things have been made at that time. Especially when it created the Woman with a head of roses, a remarkable sculpture. He had signed a contract with a nice man, William Gelender, today disappeared.”
R. and N Descharnes, Dali: Le dur et le mou, Sortilège et magie des formes Sculptures et Objet (Relié), Paris, 2003, p.259, n° 643.
Our article, “Woman with the head of roses, one of Salvador Dalí’s most striking figures“, 2018