Los Vinos de Dalí 2023 Auction Preview

Los Vinos de Dalí is hosted by The Guild at The Dalí and celebrates art, food, and wine. Through event sponsorship and ticket sales, the event raises much-needed funds to support the Museum’s mission to preserve Dalí’s legacy and serve as an active resource in the cultural life of our community. This year’s fundraiser will include a silent auction, featuring surreal sculptures, fine jewelry and more. Preview some of the unique items that will be available to bid on.

All event proceeds benefit the Museum and its educational programs.

dining after dark at the dalí

Opening Bid: $3,600 | Retail Value: $6,000   

Private after-hours dining opportunity for 12 guests on the Museum’s Bay Vista, overlooking Tampa Bay. Includes a Cava & Canapés Welcome, a 4-course menu with wine pairing from Café Gala’s Executive Chef Charles Bandel, access to the permanent collection of Dalí’s works for the first hour, complimentary parking & gratuity.

Salt Mine Display

Auction Item Donor: Saltblock Hospitality Group 

Opening Bid: $420 | Retail Value: $700   

Salt Mind Cheese & Charcuterie Display Delivery for up to 50 people; includes a variety of local & seasonal produce, chef’s choice of artisan four artisan meats & cheeses, assorted spreads, and dips, vegetables, marinated olives & artichokes, cured tomatoes dried fruit, honeycomb, assorted crackers & house-made bread.

The Dalí Book and Tour Package

Auction Item Donor: Dianne Birmingham and Rachel Snyder

  • Dalí,The Paintings 2 Volumes Volume I: 1904-1946 Volume II: 1946-1989
  • A Private Docent Tour for 4 with Donor Relations and Fundraising Manager/Docent, Rachel Snyder.

Opening Bid: $325 | Retail Value: $538.81   

This book by Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret published by Taschen is the ultimate catalog of Salvador Dalí works from 1904-1989. This package additionally includes a private gallery docent tour for 4; a great opportunity to dive deeper into Dalí’s experience and art. The private docent tour must be pre-booked with our Donor Relations and Fundraising Manager and newly graduated docent, Ms. Rachel Snyder.

the dalí dolphin, 2013

Opening Bid: $2,000

The Dalí Dolphin was created by the Artist, Justin Duffy. It was commissioned by The Dalí Museum for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce’s Dolphin Trail Project in 2013 to represent the Museum as one of St. Petersburg’s tourism gems. The project showcased local artists and activities in Pinellas County. This indoor/outdoor piece reminds us of our mission to bring delight and excitement through Salvador Dalí’s art.

Item details: 5’ft 10’” H X 56” W.
Material: Fiber art, decoupage & acrylic paint.

About the artist: Justin Duffy (1982-2017) was an accomplished local artist and was an employee of The Dalí Museum from 2007 and passed away in 2017. Justin was dearly beloved by his Dalí family and in honor of him, some of his works are displayed in the Stavros Education Center. Some of Justin’s Dolphin art is also displayed on Beach Drive. The proceeds from the sale of this item will provide scholarships to the 2023 Junior Docent Program.


Auction Item Donor: Dadalite

Opening Bid: $105 | Retail value: $175

Inspired by Salvador Dalí’s “Space Elephants” which is a juxtaposition representing the future and strength, these Dadalite handcrafted elephants makes a perfect addition to your Objets d’Art collection. They are made of papier mâché and pasta fusta: rabbit skin glue, jute, and plaster of Paris, and then finished with gold leaf. Dadalite artisans follow a process that is traditional in Catalonia, typically from Olot, for the making of popular and religious sculptures. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted, combining both modeling and casting, making it truly one of a kind.

Size: Approximately 15-20” (sizes and forms vary)
Material: paper and plaster

Giant Dora Maar Vase by Jonathan Adler

Auction Item Donor: Neiman Marcus International Plaza Tampa 

Opening Bid: $350 | Retail Value: $580   

Inspired by Dora Maar, a French photographer, poet, painter and best known for being Pablo Picasso’s muse for his work, “The Weeping Woman”, This Jonathan Adler vase instantly transforms your space into a room of beauty and art. This vase is part of a larger work, called Porcelain Reverie, where geometric relief patterns were reimagined with iconic faces of artists’ muses to reveal a surreal aesthetic in an elegant way.

Item details: 9” Diameter and 11.5” Height
Material: Matte Porcelain

About the artist: Potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job to pursue his first love: pottery. Today his offerings span furniture, lighting, home décor, and more plus countless iconic interior projects.


Auction Item Donor: Importer and Distributor, NIKAIA Inc.

  • Necklace
  • A pair of earrings
  • Bracelet

Opening Bid: $235 | Retail value: $390

Coeur de Lion® is a timeless collection of high-quality bridge jewelry from Germany, Bridging the gap between costume and fine jewelry with its clean, crisp designs, and unusual textures. The line is strikingly noticeable for its deep, luxurious colors and the harmonious mix of semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals which together creates an undeniably elegant, classic, and yet fashionable appeal. All the findings are made of either Sterling silver or Vermeil, the glass tubes are filled with silver.