薩爾瓦多·達利（Salvador Dalí）超現實主義鉅作《如雲似幻的愛侶》（1937年作）（Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages）出自意大利現代派作曲家塞爾西（Giacinto Scelsi）珍藏，如今首度釋出拍場，將於2020年3月26日倫敦邦瀚斯「印象派與現代藝術」拍賣領銜上拍，估價為7,000,000 – 10,000,000英鎊。
A surrealist masterpiece by Salvador Dalí, Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937), will lead Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in London on 26 March. The work, which has never before been offered at auction, comes from the collection of the Italian Modernist composer Giacinto Scelsi. It has an estimate of £7,000,000 – 10,000,000.
Dalí created Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937) during the Spanish Civil War and at the height of his surrealist period (1929-1939). The work depicts Dalí and his wife Gala formed only by the outlines of the frames. Despite being a diptych, the panels feature a desert landscape that appears to merge into a single larger painting. Classic surrealist motifs – scattered rocks, a disfigured tree, indistinct human figures, a girl skipping, a giraffe on fire, and clouds that cut across the heads of the panels – populate the scene. All of these images relate to certain Freudian undercurrents often seen in Dalí’s key surrealist works.
1929年，達利加入巴黎的超現實主義運動，同年遇上加菈女士。其時，加菈仍為好友兼超現實主義詩人及運動發起人艾勒沃德（Paul Éluard）的髮妻，而達利亦因此與加菈展開長達50年備受爭議的關係。加菈比達利年長十歲，被視為令達利自1939年拒絕超現實主義後，作品愈發商業化的幕後推手。為表傾慕，達利在多幅重要作品以「加菈·薩爾瓦多·達利」（Gala Salvador Dali）簽名，《如雲似幻的愛侶》正是其中一例。
Dalí joined the Surrealist movement in Paris in 1929, the same year he met Gala, who at that time was married to Dalí’s friend, the Surrealist poet and founder of the movement Paul Éluard. Dalí and Gala’s 50-year relationship was controversial. Gala was ten years his senior, and many saw her as the force behind the increased commercialization of Dalí’s work after his rejection of Surrealism in 1939. Such was Dalí’s adoration for his partner and muse that he signed many of his most significant works, including Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937), ‘Gala Salvador Dalí’.
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Impressionist and Modern Art Sale
New Bond Street, London
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