Year:conceived in 1979, first cast in 1984
Height:320 cm
Technique:lost-wax casting
Edition Size:8 plus 4 EA (plus 2 authorized Foundry proofs)

The soft clock is the best-known Dalinian image, and the artist chose to represent it constantly throughout his life. Dalí became obsessed with the concept of time and used the image of the melting clock in many of his works. In this sculpture, Dalí brought movement and, the clock depicted literally seems to dance. Losing control of rigid laws, time for Dalí moves in the rhythm of a perpetual dance, accelerating upward and descending slowly, stretching and liquefying. According to some, with the soft clock Dalí represented Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity in an artistic and simplified way, illustrating the concept of the movement of time through the dance of the clock. Dance of Time I is presented together with Dance of Time II and Dance of Time III.