Salvador DALI - Nude Ascending the Staircase: Homage to Marcel Duchamp

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Type of Artwork Multiple
Title Nude Ascending the Staircase: Homage to Marcel Duchamp
Year 1973
Category Sculpture-Volume
Medium Bronze
Number and/or edition Edition of 12
Foundry Bonvicini Fonderia, Italy
Signature base
Size of the artwork
84.65 x 46.85 x 55.12 in
215 x 119 x 140 cm
Certificate issued by Certified by Robert Descharnes (the Gold-Standard of Dali certification), and re-ratified by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueras, Spain
Bill/Invoice No
Catalogue raisonné reference Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, "Le Dur et le Mou" pgs. 162-163, Ref #412.
Condition excellent

The concept behind this piece is found in Nu Descendant un escalier, numéro 2, a pre-Dadaist piece presented by French-Born American Painter Marcel Duchamp in the Dalmau Gallery in Barcelona in 1912 at the "First Cubist exhibition" held in Spain 

(Now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art). The painting caused an international uproar and upheaval in the art community. No one had ever seen anything like it. So, nothing would please 

Dali more, than to pay tribute to his friend Marcel Duchamp by creating the ironic opposite to the famous divisionist painting. Hence we are left with this beautiful realistic body - which reminds us in the form of Gala, climbing up the spirals in a marine shell, symbol of universal life and eternity. Altogether, the piece exudes reflection and eroticism.

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