Salvador Dali

Cat.Rais. Michler-Löpsinger 121

With his suite “Mythology” (1963-65), Dali achieved his final breakthrough on the American art market and became the most collected artist of his time. Like no other, Dali brilliantly brought ancient mythology into the modern age.

Icarus soars into the sky on the wings made from wax by his father Daedalus. Contrary to his father’s warning, he flies higher and higher and – besotted by flying – comes too close to the sun. The wings melt and Icarus falls into the sea. To this day, Icarus is considered a symbol of the exhilaration of flying.