Salvador Dali

Cat.Rais. Descharnes: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects, pg. 119 ref. 291

With the figure of the bird man, Dali takes up an ancient mystical creature that also played a role in Freud’s psychoanalysis. The surrealist Max Ernst invented the figure of Loplop – an alter ego, full of contradictions, between freedom and a cage. Dali places his Birdman on the cage as a base – the artist is free and can fly wherever he wants…

Original bronze edition, conceived in 1972 and first cast in 1981, personally authorized by Dali.