Year :conceived in 1977, first cast in 1984
Height:57 cm
Material: bronze
Technique: lost wax process
Edition Size: 350+35 EA
Patina: green
Maquette: original gouache, ʺUnicornʺ, 1977

References Descharnes: Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. pg. 244 ref. 627


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.