Television - Communications. The Seven Lively Arts

Modern Rhapsody

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014

Cat. no. P 726

Television - Communications. The Seven Lively Arts

Modern Rhapsody

Description

Date:
1957
Technique:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
84 x 114 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower right corner: Dalí / 1957
Location:
Jake Shafran collection, London

Provenance

  1. A. Farkas, New York
  2. Alex Maguy

Observations

One of the series of seven compositions for "The Seven Lively Arts" commissioned by Billy Rose to decorate the Ziegfeld Theater — in this case, the theme is television and communications. The original seven paintings depicted the arts of radio, concert, ballet, opera, boogie-woogie, cinema and theatre. When they were destroyed in a fire at Billy Rose’s house, the artist agreed to recreate the seven paintings (See catalogue numbers 549, 588-593) .

Exhibitions

  1. 1964, Hollywood Boulevard, Municipal Art Gallery, An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Salvador Dalí, 20/11/1964 - 20/12/1964, cat. no. 12
  2. 1973, Paris, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, 15/05/1973 - 08/06/1973, no reference
  3. 2007, London, Tate Modern, Dalí & Film, 01/06/2007 - 09/09/2007, il. 96

Bibliography

  1. "Dali surrealist exhibit to close next sunday", Los Angeles Times, 14/12/1964, Los Angeles, n. p. (indirect image) (detail)
  2. Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Paris, 1973, n. p.
  3. Salvador Dalí, "Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dali", [galerie de L'elysée], 15/05/1973, Paris, n. p.
  4. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 495
  5. Fum...damentalment genial, Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria (Principat d'Andorra), 2004, p. 83
  6. París i els surrealistes, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Institut d'Edicions de la Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2005, p. 134
  7. Dalí & film, Tate Publishing, London, 2007, p. 157

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