Salvador Dali Venus a la Giraffe Bronze Sculpture
Our bronze by Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Venus à la Giraffe, is number 128 from the edition of 1,500 cast in 1973 by Venturi Arte in Bologna, Italy. On the side it carries the inscribed marks "EURO ART" and "fusa dalla Venturi Arte Bologna - Italia" with number "128/1500" and artist's signature on top of the base. Height: 22 3/8 in, 56.8 cm.
This bronze was purchased by our client from Stuart Pivar in New York, who said he purchased it directly from Mr. Dali.
Mr. Pivar (1930- ) was born in Brooklyn and is widely known as an extraordinary collector of contemporary art and for co-founding with Andy Warhol the New York Academy of Art in 1979. In early 2021 he gained publicity worldwide following his acquisition outside of Paris of a painting entitled “Auvers, 1890” that he believes is a long-lost work by van Gogh. In October he brought a $300 million suit against the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for their failure to authenticate the painting.
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