Hidden Dalí Found in Moore Collection Auction

A Hidden Dalí work was found in the back of a work that was part of the John Peter Moore Collection auctioned recently. The work was covered by the frame and is a nude drawing of Anna María Dalí, Salvador Dalí’s sister, and is dated 1923. The work was acquired by art dealer Manel Mayoral from Barcelona. This drawing brings new questions to the relationship between the Dalí brothers. Anna María was the most important female model for Salvador Dalí before the arrival of Gala.

The drawing shows a partly nude woman that resembles Anna María in the hair style. This is an important discovery as it is the first time Dalí draws his sister nude. There is little information on the relationship between Salvador and Anna María Dalí. In 1949, Anna María Dalí wrote the book “Salvador Dalí seen by his sister”. Salvador Dalí never liked this text. Apparently the relationship between these two brothers was something more than the typical brother-sister relationship.

Published in: on July 10, 2003 at 12:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

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