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

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

Cat. no. 722

Ballet. The Seven Lively ArtsMetamorphosed Women

Billy Rose, New York

Georges Farkas

Alex Maguy, Paris

Private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 6th, 2006

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 ballet. 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 number 549, 588-593).

1962, Wallingford, Conn., The Choate School, The Georges Farkas Collections of Old and Modern Art Masterpieces, January - June 1962, no reference

1964, Hollywood Boulevard, Municipal Art Gallery, An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Salvador Dalí, 20-11-1964 - 20-12-1964, cat. no. 8

1973, Paris, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, 15-05-1973 - 08-06-1973, no reference

1984, Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, 01-07-1984 - 30-09-1984, cat. no. 36

1991, Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Dalí exhibition, 10-10-1991 - 17-11-1991, cat. no. 59

s. a., Choate Will Display 36 Paintings By Top Artists, The New Haven Register, Wallingford, CT, 1962, p. 30

Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Paris, 1973, n. p.

Dalí, Salvador, Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dali, [galerie de L'elysée], Paris, 1973, n. p.

I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, Gianni Tassinari, Ferrara, 1984, p. 153

Dalí exhibition, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991, p. 110

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 493

Fum...damentalment genial, Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria (Principat d'Andorra), 2004, p. 82

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

Provenance

Billy Rose, New York

Georges Farkas

Alex Maguy, Paris

Private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 6th, 2006

Remarks

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 ballet. 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 number 549, 588-593).

Exhibitions

1962, Wallingford, Conn., The Choate School, The Georges Farkas Collections of Old and Modern Art Masterpieces, January - June 1962, no reference

1964, Hollywood Boulevard, Municipal Art Gallery, An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Salvador Dalí, 20-11-1964 - 20-12-1964, cat. no. 8

1973, Paris, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, 15-05-1973 - 08-06-1973, no reference

1984, Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, 01-07-1984 - 30-09-1984, cat. no. 36

1991, Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Dalí exhibition, 10-10-1991 - 17-11-1991, cat. no. 59

Bibliography

s. a., Choate Will Display 36 Paintings By Top Artists, The New Haven Register, Wallingford, CT, 1962, p. 30

Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dalí, Alex Maguy. Galerie de l'Elysée, Paris, 1973, n. p.

Dalí, Salvador, Alex Maguy présente 7 tableaux de Dali, [galerie de L'elysée], Paris, 1973, n. p.

I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, Gianni Tassinari, Ferrara, 1984, p. 153

Dalí exhibition, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991, p. 110

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 493

Fum...damentalment genial, Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria (Principat d'Andorra), 2004, p. 82

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