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Profile of Time
by: Salvador Dali

  • Original Dali Bronze Sculpture

  • Surrealist Depiction of Time and Man

  • Lost Wax Process Sculpture Technique

  • Patina Green Edition

  • Original Gouache Style Painting


This sculpture echoes Dali’s famous 1931 painting “The Persistence of Memory” in which the famous melted watch appeared for the first time. As the watch liquefies over the tree, it forms into a human profile, underlining the interminable relationship between man and time. The unexpected softness of the watch also represents the psychological aspect whereby time, whilst considered to be precise and fixed in its nature, can in fact, vary significantly in human perception. All men must bend to the passing of time. We see Dali’s profile in the face of the clock. There is a tear falling from his eye, lamenting the path of life that all men must travel.


Maker: Salvador Dali

Period: Surrealist

Origin: Spain

Type: Bronze

Height: 20.5in

Width: 13.5in

Depth: 9.5in

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