Authorized by the Fundaci— Gala-Salvador Dalí
Limited Edition of 1000
Montegrappa's second Dalí pen, the Surrealista, has been inspired by the painting, Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach (1938). The picture shows fruit on or in a fruit bowl shaped much like a wine glass. A human face, in a style that would appear again in one of Dal’ís later works, is seen below the fruit, the handle of the fruit bowl acting as the bridge of the nose. The texture of the face is the sand of the beach, while on the sand is a cloth and a snapped rope.
The Surrealista Pens
To realize the aesthetic of Apparition of Face and Fruit-Dish on a Beach in a pen, Montegrappa's artisans used pearl-grey resin with the trim representing the elongated face and the fruit, the cap graced with Dal’ís signature. The packaging, too, recreates the face, opening to reveal the pen with the lips parting.
This project has been supervised and licensed by the Fundaci— Gala-Salvador Dal’, the cultural institution created by Salvador Dal’ himself in 1983.
Materials: Pearl-Grey Resin, Sterling Silver, Resin
Packaging: Special presentation box