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Height: 20.08" (51 cm)
Technique: Lost wax process
Edition size: 350
Year: Conceived in 1971
First Cast: 1984
References: Descharnes, Dali: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. Pg. 246 ref. 634
Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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Dalí's relationship with the world of haute couture began in the 1930s through his work with Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Vogue magazine, and lasted throughout his lifetime. This remarkable Venus, posing in the stance of a 'supermodel', has been created with a head of roses, the most exquisite of flowers. While her pose is expressive, her face lacks definition, allowing the admirer to imagine any face he desires. On bended knee we observe a dignified gentleman, a 'dandy' paying homage to this fashion-muse.
Video created by Barry Campbell