Salvador Dalí valuations

Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor who also dabbled in film and photography. He became famous for his work The Persistence of Memory, which is an oil on canvas painting housed at the Museum of Modern Art since 1934. He created this masterpiece that depicted melting clocks and awed critics in 1931.

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What is Salvador Dalí known for?

Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor who also dabbled in film and photography. He became famous for his work The Persistence of Memory, which is an oil on canvas painting housed at the Museum of Modern Art since 1934. He created this masterpiece that depicted melting clocks and awed critics in 1931. 

What auction houses (and galleries) have sold items from Salvador Dalí?

Dali has created over 1,500 paintings throughout his career. He also produced hundreds of book illustrations, drawings, lithographs, sculptures, costumes, and theater set designs. A large collection of his artworks can be found at the Dali Theater and Museum in Catalonia, Spain. Because of his greatness, many museums have been named after him around the world, and all of them display a good number of his works. These are the Salvador Dalí House-Museum and the Gala Dalí House-Museum, which are both located in Spain; the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida; the Dali Universe in Venice, Italy; the Espace Dali in Paris, France; the Dalí - Die Ausstellung am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany; and the Museum-Gallery Xpo: Salvador Dali, in Bruges, Belgium. All major auction houses have sold some of Dali’s paintings and sculptures. 

What is the price range of Salvador Dalí?

As a very famous artist, Salvador Dali’s artworks cost several millions of dollars. His pencil sketches and color etchings are worth around USD $1,000. As for his painting and sculptures, the price can go as high as USD $9 million. His most expensive painting auctioned by Christie’s is the Moment de transition. It sold for USD $9,125,000.

Interesting info about Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dali’s father never approved of his involvement with surrealism. He even disowned him upon learning that he created an artwork with an inscription that insulted his mother. Dali’s childhood can’t be referred to as delightful for he was made to believe that he is the reincarnation of his brother who died as a toddler. His father would also force him to look at pictures of grotesque images of untreated diseases in their advanced stages. All of these influenced Dali’s creations later on.