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Message #33. This is a followup to #32.

Name:Joan
Date:Saturday September 13, 2003 11:37:15 am MDT
Subject:Re: Melting Clocks
Message: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".

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