The 'Clot' Collection, 1971-81

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The 'Clot' Collection1971-81bronzevarious x variouscollection of 44 bronzes
edition 1/4
each sculpture is inscribed with a 'd' as well as being signed ’Dalí ‘and numbered 1/4

Private collection, Europe
Bonhams London, Impressionist and Modern Art, 11 Dec 2008, lot 56
Private collection

These sculptures are accompanied by two certificates of authenticity. The first issued in September 2003 from the Diejasa Foundry by Andrés Campos and the second from Robert Descharnes, dated 12th October 2003.

The forty four works presented here which comprise the Clot collection were all created by the swimming pool at Dalí's house in Port Lligat in Spain. Dalí modelled the wax for the sculptures during the Dalí summer when it was hot thus making the wax soft and malleable. When Dalí finished, they were later cast in bronze by his friend Isidro Clot who ran the foundry Diejasa together with his son in law Adrian Campos.

The Clot Collection is unique in Dali's oeuvre in that it manages to show all his interests in a most personal accessible way. It is also special because it literally shows Dali's personal touch - the mark of his fingers in the wax which have been transferred magnificently to the bronze surface. The sheer variety of the sculptures are as important as Dali's wide palette in his paintings.

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