New Accessories

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017 Photo © Christie’s Images Limited 2017

Cat. no. P 1197

New Accessories


Oil on canvas
31.8 x 46.4 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Gala Salvador Dalí / 1943
Private collection


  1. Juan and Julieta Ballesteros, Barcelona
  2. Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc., New York
  3. American private collection
  4. Auctioned at Christie's, New York, May 1st, 2012
  5. American private collection
  6. Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 4th, 2014


A piece in the magazine "Vogue" of 1 October 1943 noted: 'As an experiment, painter Dalí took along with him on a recent holiday a few modern fashion accessories - in order to see what part they might play in one of his new paintings. On the next pages is the imaginative result - accessories of today transplanted into a mythological world.'


  1. "Here begin 12 pages of New Accessories", Vogue, 01/10/1943, New York, NY, p. 86-87
  2. Richard Martin, Fashion and surrealism, Rizzoli, New York, 1987, p. 203 (detail)
  3. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 362
  4. Dalí. Cultura de masses, Fundació La Caixa, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Barcelona, Figueres, 2004, p. 25 (detail)
  5. It's all Dalí, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2005, p. 30 (detail)
  6. Montse Aguer i Teixidor, Juan José Lahuerta, Salvador Dalí i les revistes, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2008, il. 124 (indirect image)

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