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Message #31156. This is a followup to #33.

Name:Howard
Date:Thursday March 3, 2005 1:28:54 pm MST
Subject:Re: Melting Clocks
Message:Joan wrote:
> C. wrote:
> > "Persistence of time" by Salvadore Dali. Great painting!
> >
> >
> > Rich wrote:
> > > What's the name of that famous painting with melting clocks all over
> > > the place? I remember back in college lots of people had posters of
> > > it on their walls, but I never knew what it was called.
>
> The actual title of the painting is "The Persistence of Memory". I
> too have seen big posters of it, so I was surprised when I saw the
> original at the Museum of Modern Art -- it's only about 10 inches by
> 13 inches. It was painted in 1931 and sold for $250. About 20 or 25
> years later, Salvador Dali painted a "sequel" entitled "The
> Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory".


For a biography of Dali, see http://www.nanday.com/store/posters.phtml?a=Salvador_Dali

That page also has prints and posters of Dali's work for sale, including both of the paintings mentioned above.

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