Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age, Dalí was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miró, which led to Dalí's first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. The rise of fascist leader Francisco Franco in Spain led to the artist's expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that didn't stop him from painting. Dalí died in Figueres in 1989.
Bust of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy - Sculpture-Volume , Sculpture, wax, 13 5/8 in - Hammer price: $190,000
Montre Molle, Projet pour un Hologramme (I)/Melting Clock Hologram (II) (1975) - Sculpture-Volume (2), Sculpture, - Hammer price: $220,000
Dessin. Les vins de Gala (1977)- Drawing-Watercolor , Ballpoint pen, 11 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in- Hammer price: $5,345
Dessin. Dali de Draeger (1968)- Drawing-Watercolor , Ink, 11 3/4 in x 10 7/8 in - Hammer price: $6,647
Moment de transition (1934)- Painting , Oil/canvas, 21 1/4 in x 25 5/8 in - Hammer price: $8,000,000
La Vénus aux béquilles (c.1964) - Painting , Mixed media, 19 1/4 in x 15 in x 0 3/4 in - Hammer price: $8,223
"Saint-Georges et le Dragon" (1986) - Print-Multiple , Lithograph in colors, 18 7/8 in x 28 1/3 in - Hammer price: $411