Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dalí's Hasty Plum

Here's a turn-up for the book: 14 Salvador Dalí watercolours of "fruit" never seen before. They were commissioned by a private collector in 1969 and have remained in private hands ever since. Dalí took traditional 19th Century botanical lithographs and put his own surrealist interpretation on them. Shown is his Prunier hâtif (Hasty Plum) sprinting on legs of branch and blossom, estimated value £40,000 to £70,000. The complete series of "FruitDali" comes up for grabs in Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 18th June. They are expected to fetch around £1m in total (CLICK).


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