Salvador Dalí, Triumphant Elephant, conceived in 1975, first cast in 1984

Artist: Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989
Title: Triumphant Elephant
Date: conceived in 1975, first cast in 1984
Medium: Bronze with green and gold patinas on marble base
Signature: Inscribed with the artist's signature, edition number and foundry stamp on base
Description: Created using the lost wax process. Perseo, Mendrisio, Switzerland Foundry. Edition size of 350 + 35 EA. The elephant, Dalí's iconoclastic symbol of the future and one of his favorite images, is often depicted atop mosquito-like legs, emphasizing the contrast between robustness and fragility, much like the contrast between the past and modernity. The animal's jeweled saddle symbolizes wealth, and the dawn of a new era is announced by a flying angel, trumpeting success and prosperity. Dalí's elephant exemplifies every individual's hope for abundance and good fortune in the future.
Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 8 5/16 in.
Inventory Number: 405209
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