Featured in the upcoming modern and contemporary art auction is a unique coffee table featuring a lithograph by renowned surrealist artist and 20th century icon Salvador Dali.
Titled 'Le Crane', this limited edition lithograph, signed in pencil by Dali, holds a mysterious surprise for art enthusiasts. The lithograph, part of the 'Anamorphoses' series and numbered 62 of 300, is set into a custom-made coffee table that comes complete with an original mirror-polished steel tube.
Abigail Molenaar, who is the senior modern and contemporary art valuers at Halls explained, ‘What makes this coffee table truly special is the hidden secret it holds. When the lithograph is viewed in conjunction with the mirror tube placed in just the right position, a clear image of a skull emerges. Reminiscent of Dali's dreamlike and often eerie style, this unexpected revelation adds a touch of surrealism to the already unique piece of furniture. This piece presents a rare opportunity for art collectors and enthusiasts to own a unique creation by one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.’
Salvador Dali, born in Catalonia, Spain in 1904, was a prominent figure in the surrealist movement of the early 20th century. He joined the Surrealist Group in 1929 and went on to become a leading light of the movement, known for his imaginative and thought-provoking artworks.
The lithograph featured in the coffee table was designed by Dali in 1972, showcasing his continued fascination with the concept of anamorphosis, a technique that distorts images to reveal hidden meanings.
The Salvador Dali coffee table, complete with the 'Le Crane' lithograph and original mirror tube, is expected to achieve a price of over £600 when it goes under the hammer at Halls Fine Art on May 7th, 2023.
For more information, please visit the Halls Fine Art website or contact their offices directly.