A painter and art historian was browsing in a store in Girona, Spain in 1988 when he found a canvas he suspected was painted by Salvador Dali. He paid 25,000 pesetas for the work (around $200) and took it home. It has now proven to be the work of Dali.
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On now through April 21st at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, 'Drawing Surrealism' examines the role and function of drawing in the surrealist art movement. It's fascinating for both artists and non-artists alike.
A Greek man who is accused of having stolen a Salvador Dali painting last June before making an effort to rectify his mistake and send it back pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny. The painting is appraised at a value of $150,000.
A new art show, located at the Pompidou Center in Paris, is hoping to promote the highly eccentric Salvador Dalí as a Spanish 20th century Surrealist artist he was, instead of being labeled as “Avida Dollars” for his excessive love of money.
The opening of the new Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg/Clearwater begins with a surreal procession of dignitaries and entertainment, starting at the former location and ending at the new one at 11 am with the official ribbon cutting.