Year:conceived in 1977, first cast in 1984
Height:183 cm
Technique:lost wax
Edition Size:7 plus 3 EA, 2 HC (plus 2 authorized foundry proofs)


In this sculpture Dalí eulogizes his relationship with his beloved wife Gala, the heart-shaped opening in the wall representing their love. In his autobiography, Dalí illustrates Gala riding a Unicorn, “Gala, mounted on the Unicorn of my Fate”, suggesting that the image of the Unicorn and eternal love for Gala were, for Dalí, sources of inspiration.Dalí’s Unicorn becomes a compositional synthesis full of multiple messages; the symbolism of the wall, the bleeding heart, Dalí’s love for Gala, and the woman in the foreground who adds to the feminine and sensual aspect of the sculpture.