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Salvador Dalí. Retrospective Bust of a Woman. 1933 (some elements reconstructed 1970)

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Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)

1933 (some elements reconstructed 1970)
Painted porcelain, bread, corn, feathers, paint on paper, beads, ink stand, sand, and two pens
29 x 27 1/4 x 12 5/8" (73.9 x 69.2 x 32 cm)
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Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest and gift of Philip Johnson (both by exchange)
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Galerie Pierre Colle, Paris. 1933
Gustave J. Nellens, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium. Purchased in 1967 – [1982]
Jacques J. Nellens, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium. [From about 1983] – [1992]
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (agent for private collector). 1992
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through Ernst Beyeler, 1992

Busto retrospectivo de mujer
Retrospective Bust of a Woman Devoured by Ants
[Buste de femme rétrospectif]

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