Inv. n°: MMoCA61MA

Venus as a Giraffe

Signed and numbered HC 2/3.

h. 110 x w. 19 x d. 50.5 cm

1973

White painted bronze

Provenance

  • Robert and Nicolas Descharnes (Dalí experts) have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture
  • Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner
  • Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 13th December 2006, lot 27
  • Acquired at Christies London, sale no. 7702, Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, London, 5th February 2009, lot 450

Publications

  • R. et N. Descharnes, Dalí: Le dur et le mou, Sortilège et magie des formes Sculptures et Objets, Paris, 2003, no. 69, p. 37 illustration of another version
  • R. et N. Descharnes, Dalí: the Hard and the Soft : Spells for the Magic of form Sculptures and Objects, Paris, 2004, no. 69 (another cast illustrated p. 37)
  • Sotheby's Paris, Paris, 13th December 2006, lot 27
  • Christie's, Impressionist and Modern Art-Day Salez, 5th February 2009
  • Apollo Awards Museum Opening of the Year, December 2011, p. 59
  • D. Alberge, "Classical Modern Art" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 304
  • J. Oorthuys, "Enjoy the Experience of a Museum with Difference! MACM", Ancient Warfare, Karwansaray Publishers, The Netherlands, June/July 2020, vol. XII, issue 6, p. 59
  • J. Osgood, "Enjoy the Experience of a Museum with Difference! MACM" in J. Oorthuys (ed.), Ancient History, Karwansaray Publishers, Rotterdam, June/July 2020, no. 28, p. 59
  • D. Gouaty, "A Mougins, le musée d'art classique fête ses 10 ans", Nice Matin, France, 14th August 2021, p. 14
  • R. Leung, "From 4th-Century Greek Vases to Female Abstract Expressionism", Larry's List, 2022, [On-line]. Available at: https://www.larryslist.com/artmarket/the-talks/from-4th-century-greek-vases-to-female-abstract-expressionism/

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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