Sandwiched between Spain and France, the country of Andorra may be tiny but it has some BIG art. This Salvador Dali melting clock sculpture in Andorra la Vella is displayed in the capital city’s main plaza. A simple plaque confirms it is a piece by the famous artist. But even lacking attribution, its surrealist melting clock motif would leave little doubt that it is a Dali creation..
The bronze “Nobility of Time sculpture” is quintessentially Dali. The 16-foot tall piece was donated to the Andorran government by Enric Sabater, who was Dali’s agent between 1968 and 1982. Given its immense value, I was astounded that it sits in open air, with no visible security. A constant stream of people stood next to it (a few even stepped inside the low railing to lean against it) while having their photos taken. Since being installed, the Salvador Dali melting clock sculpture has become one of the major tourist attractions in the country. To learn more about this relatively obscure country, check out my story about visiting Andorra and its famous spa.