Salvador Dalí, Le Sommeil, circa 1955

Artist: Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989
Title: Le Sommeil
Date: circa 1955
Medium: Collage of photographic elements with gouache on a photographic base
Signature: Annotated in red marker
Description: This original work is executed on a photograph of the painting "Le Sommeil," 1937, with collage elements from another photograph, taken under the direction of Dalí in the studio of the photographer Gjon Milli in New York. The late Robert Descharnes confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Exhibition history:
Heidelberg, Ausstellung Schlob-Heidelberg (& travelling in Austria, Germany and Switzerland), Salvador Dalí, Bilder, Zeichnungen, Objekte, eine Ausstellung des Museu Perrot-Moore, Cadaquès, 1981-82, no. 26 or no. 27, illustrated; Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Dalí en Argentina, 1986, illustrated; São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, Dalí no Brasil, 1986, illustrated; Toulouse, Réfectoire des Jacobins, Salvador Dalí, Huiles, Dessins, Sculptures, 1983-84, illustrated; Ithaca, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism and More from the Brandt Collection,
2006, p. 27, illustrated
Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.
Framed Dimensions: 31 1/4 x 34 7/8 in.
Inventory Number: 914689
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