Salvador Dali artwork: top 5 most valuable


2015-06-26 13:08:25


Salvador Dali artwork: top 5 most valuable

Today marks the 24th anniversary of Salvador Dali's death. Time to review his most valuable artwork

  1. My Wife, Naked Looking at her own Body, which is Transformed into Steps, Three Vertebra of a Column, Sky and Architecture - $4.6m

Salvador Dali collectibles: top 5 most valuableThe young Dali, pictured in Paris in 1934, would go on to become one of the most collectible artists in the world

The somewhat extensively named portrait was completed in 1945, during a time when the artist and his wife (and lifelong muse), Gala, were living in New York. The painting brought 2.9m ($4.6) at Sotheby's London in December 2000.

It depicts Gala gazing out over a surreal landscape towards a fantastical structure.

  1. Night Spectre on the Beach - $5.7m

Salvador Dali collectibles: top 5 most valuable We have a superb signed drawing by Dali currently in stock

Spectre du soir sur la plage was completed in 1935 and depicts distant figures on a desolate beach - possibly Rosas on the Costa Brava, where Dali spent a great deal of his childhood. The haunting canvas sold for $5.7m at Sotheby's New York in May 2010.

  1. A completed study for Honey is Sweeter than blood - $6.5m

Honey is Sweeter than blood was one of Dali's earliest surrealist works. Although the canvas that was informed by this completed study was most likely destroyed, this preliminary painting, depicting decapitated corpses and levitating breasts, brought 4m ($6.5m) at Christie's London in February 2011.

  1. Printemps necrophilique - $16.3m

This 1936 masterpiece sold for $16.3m at Sotheby's New York in May 2012. Last seen at Christie's in 1998, where it brought $2.2m, its latest sale price represents a 14.8% rise in valuepa - a figure that is sure to catch the eye of art investors.

  1. Portrait de Paul Eluard - $21.4m

The French surrealist poet Paul Eluard met Dali in 1929. Dali then invited Eluard and his large artistic entourage to live with him in Cadaques. Dali duly fell violently in love with Eluard's young wife, Gala. Gala left Eluard for the moustachioed Salvador, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The important portrait sold for 13.5m ($21.4m) at Sotheby's London in 2011.

Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles we are lucky enough to be able to offer this museum-grade Salvador Dali original autographed drawing, which is thought to be a sketch of Gala.

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