Bronze sculptures by Dali of St. George slaying the dragon, a depiction of Christ, and a horse head.

From the Vault: Rare Dalí Bronzes

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June 6, 2019 – November 3, 2019

From the Vault: Rare Dalí Bronzes
Publisher Isidro Clot contracted with Salvador Dalí in the 1970s to make a series of sculptures. In the mid-1980s, the Museum acquired a set of the cast bronzes which became part of our permanent collection. A. Reynolds Morse subsequently prepared a small catalog of the works.

We are pleased to display several of these rarely seen objects in the James Family Wing for a limited time.

Additionally, the Spanish group 2049 Obra Contemporanea S.A. is casting the original compositions in enlarged versions approximately 6.5 to 10 feet in height. Four of these large format sculptures will be exhibited in the Avant-garden. Terpsichore (pictured below; conceived c.1973-79, cast 2014), is a gift to the Museum and will be installed permanently on the grounds for visitors to enjoy for years to come. We hope you’ll enjoy From the Vault: Rare Dalí Bronzes.


Main image, top, from left, San Jorge (conceived c.1973-79, cast 1984‑85;); Cristo de San Juan de la Cruz (conceived c.1973-74, cast 1984‑85); Cabeza de caballo riendo (conceived 1974, cast 1984‑85).

About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.

The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

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