The Seven Lively Arts. The Art of the Opera

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2011

Cat. no. P 590

The Seven Lively Arts. The Art of the Opera

Description

Date:
c. 1944
Technique:
Unknown
Dimensions:
Unknown
Signature:
Unsigned and undated
Location:
Destroyed

Provenance

  1. Billy Rose

Observations

During the month of November 1944, Dalí worked on seven paintings to be exhibited in the lounge of the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, all of them related to the new show by Billy Rose, The Seven Lively Arts. In this case, the theme is the art of opera. These works are known only from period photographs, as they were destroyed in a fire at Billy Rose’s house in Mount Kisco on 2 April 1956, as he himself explained in the Herald Tribune, New York, 4 April 1959.

Bibliography

  1. "Speaking of pictures...", Life, 01/01/1945, Chicago, Ill., p. 5
  2. A. Reynolds Morse, Dali's animal crackers, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993, p. 136
  3. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 375
  4. Montse Aguer i Teixidor, Juan José Lahuerta, Salvador Dalí i les revistes, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2008, il. 135 (indirect image)
  5. Dalí i els seus tallers, Das Edicions, Figueres, 2013, p. 58 (indirect image)
  6. Media - Dalí, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, 2015, p. 140 (indirect image)

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