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

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

Cat. no. 593

The Seven Lively Arts. Art of the Theatre

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 theatre. 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.

An Evening with a genius!, National Cartoonist Society, New York, [s.d.], n. p. (detail)

s. a., Speaking of pictures..., Life, Chicago, Ill., 1945, p. 4, p. 6 (indirect image) (detail)

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 375

Dalí i els seus tallers, Das Edicions, Figueres, 2013, p. 58 (indirect image)

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 theatre. 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

An Evening with a genius!, National Cartoonist Society, New York, [s.d.], n. p. (detail)

s. a., Speaking of pictures..., Life, Chicago, Ill., 1945, p. 4, p. 6 (indirect image) (detail)

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 375

Dalí i els seus tallers, Das Edicions, Figueres, 2013, p. 58 (indirect image)

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