Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Salvador Dali's Jesus on offer at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

Salvador Dalí "Coeur-Sacré de Jésus (Sacred Heart of Jesus)" Painted in 1962.
LONDON---Salvador Dali’s 1962 painting "Coeur-Sacré de Jésus" is offered at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale, 22 June at Bonhams New Bond Street, London. "Coeur-Sacré de Jésus" is estimated at £800,000-1,200,000. The oil on canvas offers an insight into Dali’s personal beliefs at the time. Dali’s spiritual awakening, which was derided by the Surrealists with whom he had been closely associated in the 1920s and 30s, has been read as a desire for peace following the social and psychological dislocation stemming from the Spanish Civil War and World War II. The painting was the result of a commission from a devout Catholic philanthropist, American businessman Harry G. John. [More]