Rediscovered by Harte International Galleries - the original wax sculpture, “Christ of St. John of the Cross”, by Salvador Dali has been found - after spending over 40 years in the vault of a private collector.
In 1978, Salvador Dali chose to create a sculpture which he entitled “Christ of St. John of the Cross” - the same name as the most important religious painting of his career - which hangs in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Inspired by the drawing by the 15th century friar Saint John of Spain, Dali’s famous painting was certainly the most inspiring view of Christ as he was being crucified - from a heavenly view.
Now, revisited after all these years, we find Dali’s inspirational, 3D image of the evolution of Christ's crucifixion and his entry into the heavens. Dali has used the medium of a sculpture in wax to represent the most important Biblical event - the raising of Christ to his heavenly throne.
The original wax sculpture “Christ of St. John of the Cross" is seen here being authenticated in Avila, Spain by world-renowned Salvador Dali expert, Nicolas Descharnes. Descharnes is considered the final word on the authentication of Dali original art and together with his father he has written over 15 books on the subject of all things Dali.
Beside him is Carlos Evaristo. Evaristo is considered one of the World foremost experts on Holy Relics and Sacred Iconography. As a foremost expert on Holy Relics Evaristo has served as Member of various Diocesan Commissions for the Authentication of Holy Relics.