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

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

Cat. no. 588

The Seven Lively Arts. Art of the Concert

  • 1944
  • Unknown media
  • Unknown measures

  • Destroyed
  • Signed lower right corner: Dali / [1944]

Billy Rose

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 the concert. 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.

s. a., Speaking of pictures..., Life, Chicago, Ill., 1945, p. 5

B., G., La peinture, L'amour de L'art Ii, Paris, 1945, p. [57]

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 374

Gisbert, Montse, Salvador Dalí, pinta'm un somni, Serres, Barcelona, 2003, n. p.

Dalí, Rizzoli, New York, 2005, p. 384

Aguer i Teixidor, Montse | Lahuerta, Juan José, Salvador Dalí i les revistes, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2008, il. 135 (indirect image)

Dalí un artista un genio, Skira, Milano, 2012, p. 136

Media - Dalí, K11 Art Foundation | Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, 2015, p. 140 (indirect image)

Provenance

Billy Rose

Remarks

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 the concert. 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

s. a., Speaking of pictures..., Life, Chicago, Ill., 1945, p. 5

B., G., La peinture, L'amour de L'art Ii, Paris, 1945, p. [57]

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 374

Gisbert, Montse, Salvador Dalí, pinta'm un somni, Serres, Barcelona, 2003, n. p.

Dalí, Rizzoli, New York, 2005, p. 384

Aguer i Teixidor, Montse | Lahuerta, Juan José, Salvador Dalí i les revistes, Distribucions d'Art Surrealista, [Figueres], 2008, il. 135 (indirect image)

Dalí un artista un genio, Skira, Milano, 2012, p. 136

Media - Dalí, K11 Art Foundation | Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, 2015, p. 140 (indirect image)