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© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014 Photo © Christie’s Images Limited 2014

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014 Photo © Christie’s Images Limited 2014

Cat. no. 725

Tragedy and Comedy. The Seven Lively ArtsBewitchment

Billy Rose, New York

Georges Farkas

Alex Maguy

Private collection

Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York, November 16th, 1998

Private collection

French private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 4th, 2002

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 Tragedy and Comedy. 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) .

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. 13

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

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

Sweeney, Louise, A Cash-and-Carry With Chandelier, Herald-tribune, New York., 1965, n. p. (indirect image)

Prior, James T., George Farkas - Driving Force Behind Success Of Alexander's, Record, Hackensack, N.j., 1967, n. p. (indirect image)

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.

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 494

Fum...damentalment genial, Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria (Principat d'Andorra), 2004, p. 85

Provenance

Billy Rose, New York

Georges Farkas

Alex Maguy

Private collection

Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York, November 16th, 1998

Private collection

French private collection

Auctioned at Christie's, London, February 4th, 2002

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 Tragedy and Comedy. 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

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. 13

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

Bibliography

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

Sweeney, Louise, A Cash-and-Carry With Chandelier, Herald-tribune, New York., 1965, n. p. (indirect image)

Prior, James T., George Farkas - Driving Force Behind Success Of Alexander's, Record, Hackensack, N.j., 1967, n. p. (indirect image)

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.

Descharnes, Robert | Néret, Gilles, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 494

Fum...damentalment genial, Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria (Principat d'Andorra), 2004, p. 85