Bruno Bruni recurrent female motif is seen here sprawled out, face down, her upper halfdraped in sheets of bronze.
The artist's masterful ability to recreate such delicate textures here in alloy isa wonder to behold.
In his ever-playful manner, Bruni places emphasis on the refinement of her shape,accentuated in curvature of his subject’s spine and buttocks.
This monumental piece is part of our prized collection of Bruno Bruni’s rare A.P.sculptures.
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Following in suit to the motif of the naked female present across many of Bruni’s works, The Kiss stands as a celebration of thefemale form.
A darkly cloaked male figure embraces his golden and naked female counterpart.His clothing and her lack thereof is representative of the stark contrastexisting between the masculine and the feminine.
Bruni places emphasis on the elegance of her shape, sculpting a delicate curvature inher spine, calves and buttocks. This is then accentuated by the juxtapositionof the male’s unwieldy outerwear.
This piece is part of our prized collection of Bruno Bruni’s rare A.P. sculptures.
"Camaleonte "With stunning vibrancy, Bruni celebrates theunique trademark of the chameleon in a wonderful display of color.
A broad palette has been used to paint theanimal, ranging from warm reds at the nose, to cooler blues at the tail.
This original watercolor is a wonder to behold,marking the color-changing abilities of an animal that so often appears in theBruni’s works.
A smaller version of Paul Wunderlich recurring motif, this smallerversion of A Game of Chess isexquisitely crafted.
Elegantly unique figures cast in black and gold patinabeautifully encompass the dichotomous harmony of game.
The board itself is made from treated wood, polished toprovide a fabulously glossy black and white finish.
The figures are made of bronze, they are finished with black patina.
Figures are numbered and signed in edition of 1500.
Alfredo Battistini pays homage to his idol Michelangelo here.
The sculpture, emblematic of that familiar scene in theSistine chapel, represents the creation of Adam with stunning effect.
Battistini’s focus and admiration for human strength isapparent in this magnificent structure, as superb muscular detailing denotesthe divine power of God.
The sculpture was first unveiled in the Museo Michelangelo’sin Caprese Michelangelo - Michelangelo’s place of birth.
A sculpture of marvelous magnitude, The Dalinian Dancer (1949) masterfully encapsulates the beauty andelegance of feminine movement.
Dalí’s fascination with the art of dance is certainlychanneled here, as he pays homage to his home country and its emblematic dance- the flamenco.
The dancer, cast in bronze with blue patina, passionatelytwirls in an impulsive display of pure joyousness.
Interestingly, this beautiful sculpture also reflects fondlyon the times Dalí spent working on ballet costumes and set designs.
The art of dance is a recurrent motif throughout his works,appearing across a number of paintings such as Fiesta de Santa Lucia (1921) and Bailarina en una calavera (1939).
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Experimental textures, a female subject, and a focus on beauty and passion. Lemongrass is undeniably ‘Gigliotti’.
The woman’s photorealistic eye immediately demands the attention of the viewer, urging us to look closer towards itsunderlying messages.
Originating from Dalí’s celebrated Tarot series, Man With Butterfly was inspired by Gala,his beloved wife and muse.
The card, ‘El Diablo’ pictures a male figure, bracing for ajump into the unknown while holding a staff, upon which a monarch butterfly isperched.
The creature symbolizes metamorphosis and the fluidity ofthe human mind. Themes of harmony, earthly joyousness, and fluxion are allpresent, as well as a sense of liberation with the man’s waving hair.
This beautiful sculpture takes the monotony of the everydayand turns it into a celebration of the gift of life - remnant of thecaterpillar to the butterfly.
Similar depictions of nature and metamorphosis can be foundin Saint George and the Dragon (1942)and The Snail and the Angel (1977).
Mondo Elefanti was sculpted by Battistini, in memory forfellow Swiss artist and elephant trainer, Rolf Knie.
This beautiful sculpture is representative of the colossalsize and strength of the elephant, accentuated by the animals’ comparativeproportion to the sphere.
Cast in bronze, this original’s masterful detailingadmirably captures the texture of the animal’s hallmark trunk and tusks.
In an ode to the beauty of symmetry, Gigliotti presents us with this favorite motif - the woman - using triangular geometryto accentuate her features.
This original is representative of all things female - it is provocative and mysterious, yet innocent.
The realistic effect of the painting adds to its intensity. The viewer makes eye contact with the subject, seducing the male gaze, while asking the female to see herself reflected.
Dalí’s exquisite Profilein Time poses the same profound questions found within his masterpiece The Persistence of Memory (1931).
The artist’s recurrent clock face motif urges viewers torealize how our fixation with the concept of time is totally irrelevant andarbitrary.
The melting timepiece seen here, invites the viewer toconsider the meaningless and false construct of the notion.
The juxtaposition found within the limp-looking metallicclock accomplishes Dalí’s mission to “systematize confusion” and “discreditcompletely the world of reality.”
Notable works with similar themes running through include Woman of Time (1984) and Dance of Time (1979).
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A unique take on the Christianized legend, Dalí’s version ofSaint George and the Dragon payshomage to the artist’s inspirational muse - surrealism.
Dalí’s Christianized influence in art was largely a directresult of the events and people that surrounded his artistic career, includinghis Roman Catholic mother.
Here we see the mythical dragon’s wing metamorphose intocopper flames, offset by the green patina of its distinctive scales.
The age-old battle between good and evil has ended with thegold-finished bronze knight spearing the monster’s crutched tongue (a commonDalinian motif).
Themes of mysticality, good and evil are also present in Adam and Eve (1984) and The Unicorn (1977).
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In a rare break away from Gigliotti’s favorite motif, Sumatran presents us with a feline subject rather than female.
The use of vibrant colors gives this original an almost three-dimensional effect, as the tiger fixates its view just beyondthe viewer’s shoulder.
The artist’s love of experimentation here is evident in a lustful intertwinement of hard and soft textures, echoing thetiger’s juxtaposing dangerousness and beauty.
This sculpture encompasses Dalí’s great respect for Sir.Isaac Newton. Set in bronze with blue patina, the iconic apple symbolizes andcelebrates the scientist’s discovery of gravity in 1687.
Dalí commemorates his work, yet commiserates his loss ofidentity, by piercing two gaping holes within the sculpture. The poignantremoval of the face and internal organs (heart and soul) denotes how Newton,the individual, has become all but a name.
Dalí’s interest in science was a life-long affair that heldstrong and constant influence over his artworks. In 1935, the artist elucidatedthis influence further, describing himself as a fish swimming between 'the coldwater of art and the warm water of science.'
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Rolf Ziegler “The Muse”
Abstract painter and lover of all arts, Zieglar infusestogether an age-old love affair between humans and music in The Muse.
This beautiful sculpture considers how a love of music isinnate in the human mind, emphasised by the symmetricity between the violin andthe silhouette.
Cast in bronze, the work stands elegantly tall, symbolizingthe delicate lure of the female body, and the sweet sound of music.
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The Snail and theAngel proves a model example of Dalí’s psychoanalytical influences in art -inspired by Sigmoid Freud, whom he came to consider a spiritual father.
Evidence of Freudian influences on his work are present in The Burning Giraffe (1937) and WomanAflame (1980), where themes of the subconscious run strongly throughout.
Here we see a winged snail, set in bronze with green patina,riding the waves of idle-passing time metamorphosed as the sea. One of Dalí’sfavorite dualities is also at play here - the softness of the animal pairedwith the hardness of its shell, presenting the viewer with a paradox of natureintended to intrigue and fascinate.
The winged messenger atop proudly holds a crutch (yetanother Dalinian motif), providing an anchor in the ground of the real world tooffset the surrealism of the sculpture.
Dalí once stated, 'nothing is more stimulating than the ideaof an angel', and that idea rings true in this stunning sculpture.
The expressively shaped and flamboyant winged figure playshis divine trumpet, sending his empyrean message far and wide.
This monumental structure presents the viewer with themes ofstrength, joyousness and godly beauty, found similarly in the likes of The Cubist Angel (1983) and The Surrealist Angel (1984).
Set in bronze with blue patina, the piece’s colorsaccentuate its ethereality, as calming blues and regal golds echo its celestialtheme.
One of Dalí’s favorite motifs, the elephant representsideas about the future. Typically depicted holding heavy objects and walkingwith spindly, stilt-like legs, Dalí’s elephants confuse us with their aliengracefulness.
Elephants first appeared in Dali’s 1944 paintings Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around aPomegranate a Second Before Awakening, and The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Swans Reflecting Elephants.
The triumphant elephant, pictured here, carries an angel onits back, who represents the subconsciousness that guides us through life.
The shining silkiness elucidated by the angel’s goldenfinish denotes Dali’s fascination with the winged messengers. The work’svibrancy is symbolic of the elegant strength of angels.
The trunk of the elephant is raised in jubilance, echoingthe exultant message sent out by its celestial companion.
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Dalí’s fascination with mythology and female sensuality ismasterfully channeled in his 1977 sculpture,The Unicorn.
A symbol of timeless purity, the mythical creature pierces asomewhat phallic stone wall with its sharp horn, revealing its gold interior. Agolden female figure (likely representative of Dalí’s wife) lays outstretchedand naked, laying down the foundations for the themes of sensuality.
Dalí metaphorized the love shared between himself and hiswife Gala, represented by the heart-shaped hole made by the unicorn. Hisautobiography states how he envisioned Gala riding the creature - “mounted onthe unicorn of my Fate” - inextricably linking the image of the unicorn withtheir eternal love.
Dalí pays further homage to his wife in other works such as Gala Placidia. Galatea of the Spheres (1952)and The Madnna of Portlligat (1949).
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Victoria presents us with a wonderful display of Wunderlich’s mythological influence.
The piece is sculpted in Surrealist style, cast in bronzewith gold and black patina.
Her headless figure is seen in profile, with smoothcurvature and robes representing the simplicity of the form.
Interestingly, the figure’s wings are arranged in shapesmore abstract than typical depictions, adding further to the Surrealist feel ofthis magnificent piece.
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