11 salvador dali 1984 u.s. olympic medallions - large 46mm - .999 silver w/case
SALVADOR DALI - 1984 U.S. OLYMPIC MEDALLIONS .999 SILVER - SET OF 11 - with CASE Each medallion: 46mm (1.81") wide, 1.5 troy ounce (46 grams) of .999 Silver Sculptural relief depicts these Olympic sports: Archery, Boxing, Pole Vault, Track, Equestrian, Diving, Soccer, Cycling, Gymnastics, Discus, and Skiing FREE Expedited Shipping with Insurance! Compare elsewhere on eBay at $1800.00 firm/set price • Designed by Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor Salvador Dali • Set of 11 .999 fine silver commemorative medals commissioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee• Commissioned for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, CA• All coins are backed by U.S. Olympic Committee Seal/1984 (see closeup, photo #11)• The medallions have a combination of matte and polished surfaces in the art. • Each front face includes an embossed Dali signature (see photo #9 as one example)• Edge markings: XXllI Olympiad / Los Angeles 1984 c-Dalart NV 1983, • Some (not all) of the coins are edge numbered "3034" — likely the set # designation from the limited edition.• The worldwide Dali Olympic Medallions in .999 silver were limited to 40,000 sets. CONDITION: Medallions are as a set clean and well kept. Pole vault medallion has a few surface markings/tarnish? (see photo #4 for closeup). With the combination of textured and high polish surfaces, it is barely noticeable when assembled with the group. New owner can attempt to polish/clean the surface, I don't know enough to try it for fear of making it worse. – Each uncirculated medallion is housed in a 3-piece lucite holder (see photos #1 and #10)– The 11 medallions come in a 14.75" x 8.25" black velvet lined display case with clear lid (see photo #3) Commemorative coins have been a part of the Olympics in documentations dating back to 480 BCE. Back then, coins and medallions were used to allow patrons who were unable to attend the games to have a piece of the Olympics history. Now these coins are highly sought after by collectors and allow artists to create tangible collectible masterpieces in various metals.The renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali has created coins for various other events along with these commemorative medallions for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. ABOUT THE ARTIST:Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989)Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory" was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, at times in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descendants of the Moors.Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. To the dismay of those who held his work in high regard, and to the irritation of his critics, his eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork.On the morning of 23 January 1989, while his favorite record of Tristan and Isolde played, Dalí died of heart failure at the age of 84. He is buried in the crypt below the stage of his Theatre and Museum in Figueres. The location is across the street from the church of Sant Pere, where he had his baptism, first communion, and funeral— is only 0.45 kilometres (1,500 ft) from the house where he was born._____CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR OTHER ART WORKS AND COLLECTIBLES. • WILL COMBINE SHIPPING ON PURCHASES. MESSAGE ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR DETAILS.• I WANT YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE TO BE PERFECT, LET ME KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN! • INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING MAY BE AVAILABLE ON SOME LISTINGS, AND TO SOME COUNTRIES. MESSAGE ME FIRST BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING FOR SHIPPING OUT OF U.S.A. • BUYERS WITH 0 FEEDBACK, YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT ME BEFORE BUYING.
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