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Bracelli, Muletas and Cajones lamps

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Sculpture-Bracelli lamp

A standing lamp which corresponds to the work of Jean Michel Frank, adopted by Dalí for his house at Port Lligat. The zig-zag pyramidal pedestal is covered in gold leaf due to it’s being a noble metal and one of Dalí’s obsessions. The Muleta also is an addition to his obsessions.

Sculpture-lamp Crutches

A standing lamp taken from Dalí’s designs for Jean Michel Frank. The ‘Muletas’ had its beginnings at the surreal stage and is an obsession which persists in Dalí’s works as can be seen in “El Sueño” 1937 (The Dream) and “Autorretrato blando con beicon frito” 1941 (A soft self - portrait with fried bacon), amongst others.

Sculpture-lamp drawers

A standing lamp taken from Dalí’s drawings for Jean Michel Frank. With this, Dalí introduced the little drawers at the base of the lamp, an idea he already used on other occasions for example, “Venus de Milo aux tiroirs” (Venus of Milo with drawers). The idea of connecting the electronic cord through one of the drawers is a contribution made by Architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca.

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Barcelona, ​​2017

Sculpture-lamp Crutches catalogue Sculpture-Bracelli lamp catalogue Sculpture-lamp drawers catalogue

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Description

Bracelli
panel structure covered with silver-plated polyester painting (fine gold leaf).
Lamp shade in ivory cotton and rayon. Muletas and Cajones
carved structure in pale varnished lime-wood.
Lamp shade in beige linen.

Dimensions

Bracelli:
37 x 64 x h.180 cm
Muletas:
45 x 45 x h.187 cm
Cajones:
30 x 30 x h.87 cm

Year: 1937

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