Loans on Salvador Dali art & paintings
How much is your Dali item or collection worth, and how would you progress if you need help to “pawn my surrealist art?”
Our discrete and well informed staff are trained to provide a highly individual service to all our clients, including those who want an authentic evaluation of the work of Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol. This is the artist known to the world as Salvador Dali, famous for his long moustache and penetrating gaze.
Born in Figueres, Spain, Dali was destined for the life of an artist. He enjoyed his first drawing lessons at just 10 years of age, and became a student at the Madrid School of Fine Arts as a teenager. Trips to Paris and viewings of the work of Pablo Picasso influenced his unique style, which often incorporated his own childhood memories.
Dali was a highly skilled draftsman by trade but developed an incredible flair for seeing the world from a unique perspective. His vision had its roots in renaissance art, though much of his artwork has a dreamlike quality to it. The essence of the surrealism movement in art and literature was to reject rational thinking, and embrace unconscious thoughts and the full scope of the human imagination. As a result, symbolism was rife in Dali’s art, including recurrent motifs such as melting clocks and elephants with brittle legs.
Wikipedia is a great reference source for more information on this enigmatic and larger than life artist and the unmissable Dali Museum in St Petersburg FL also provides fascinating information and insights.
Many of his most outstanding works are known not just to art lovers, but also to the general public, including the timelessly fascinating “The Persistence of Memory” (1931), “Galatea of the Spheres” (1952), and “Swans Reflecting Elephants” (1937). Alongside his paintings, Dali became known for his film, sculpture and photography as well as his creative collaborations with other gifted individuals of the era such as fashion icon Elsa Schiaparelli.
Dali’s work is much sought after and highly valued. In 2011, his masterpiece “Portrait De Paul Eluard, 1929” sold for over $21.7 million at Sotheby’s, which at the time was a record breaking amount.
His art objects are equally in demand. Salvador Dalí’s ‘lobster telephone’ was sold to the National Galleries of Scotland for £853,000 (approximately $1,000,000), when it went up for auction in the UK in 2018.