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Salvador Dali - Statue - Woman With Drawers - Burning Giraffe (1936-1937)

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About Salvador Dali - Statue - Woman With Drawers - Burning Giraffe (1936-1937)

This Parastone resin 3-Dimensional representation is inspired by the central figure of Salvador Dalí's iconic work "Burning Giraffe" made in 1936-1937. Salvador Dalí painted "Burning Giraffe" during his exile in the United States. Although the Spanish Surrealist artist declared himself apolitical, this painting shows his personal struggle with the battle in his home country. Characteristic are the opened drawers in the blue female figure, which Dalí later on described as the "Femme-Coccyx" (tail bone woman), alluding to a phenomenon first postulated as part of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical method. Dalí regarded Sigmund Freud's contributions as an enormous step forward for human civilization. The opened drawers in this expressive, propped up female figure thus refer to the inner sublimated fears and anxieties in the subconscious of humans. Moreover, his recurrent use of “crutches” represent both our human frailty and the different structures we use to anchor us into the real world. Just like Dalí did in his most iconic work “The Persistence of Memory” where he challenged the rigidity and fixed concept of Time, through the melted clocks depicted, here Dalí challenges the self-reliance and strength of our human nature. More details on Salvador Dali - Statue - Woman With Drawers - Burning Giraffe (1936-1937):


  • Dimensions: 7.5" in. x 5" in. x 3.5" in.
  • Weight (est): 0.6 lbs
  • Material: Resin with hand-painted color details
  • Original: Dalí, Salvador. Girafe en Feu, 1936-1937. Oil on canvas. 35cm x 27cm. Kunstmuseum, Basel.
  • © Salvador Dalí, Fundaciòn Gala-Salvador Dalí, c/o Beeldrecht, Amsterdam 2007.
  • Part of Parastone's Museum Collection.


The artist who above all others symbolizes Surrealism in the public imagination is the Spaniard, Salvador Dalí. His genius for publicity brought the word “Surrealism” to the level of a common noun in all languages. Not only Dali's art denotes that is irrational and erotic, but also mad–and fashionable. All at once, his paintings, his writings, his utterances, his actions, his appearance, and his iconic mustache celebrate his eccentricity. The Surrealists’ exploration of the human psyche and dreams reached new heights in Dalí’s extravagant works. In his paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and designs for furniture and movies, Dalí probed a deeply erotic dimension. While studying the writings of von Krafft-Ebing and Freud, he invented what he called the “paranoiac-critical method” to assist his creative process. Dalí’s surrealist works are characterized by their haunting allegorical empty space where even time has ended. An eerie, never-setting sun usually illuminates the barren landscapes, with often amorphous and imaginary creatures in the foreground. Dalí rendered every detail of this dreamscape with precise control, striving to make the world of his paintings convincingly real–in his words, to make the irrational concrete.


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