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  • Two Rediscovered Dalí Paintings up for Sale for First Time

    02/08/2018 11:37:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Local ^ | 7 February 2018 | Fiona Govan
    Two rediscovered Dalí paintings up for sale for first time Two rediscovered masterpieces by Salvador Dalí will go under the hammer for the first time later this month. Both works were sold directly to an Argentine noblewoman, the Countess de Cuevas de Vera by the artist in the 1930s and have remained in the family’s private collection ever since. But now the pair are to be sold at auction by London’s Sotheby’s in the Surrealist Art Evening Sale on February 28th. Tota Cueva de Vera on the porch of her home. Photo: John Phillips / Sotheby's The Countess, known to...
  • DNA Proves Dalí Is NOT the Father of Spanish Psychic

    10/08/2017 9:01:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A DNA test done on the remains of Salvador Dali show he is not the father of a Spanish psychic claiming to be his illegitimate daughter who asked for his exhumation, the Dali Foundation said Wednesday. Genetic matter taken from the exhumed remains of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí prove that he was not the father of a woman who claimed to be his secret love child. "The DNA tests show that Pilar Abel is not Dali's daughter," the foundation said in a statement. The DNA samples were taken from the artists "skin, nail and two long bones" after Dalí...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Tarot reader is NOT Salvador Dali's daughter, DNA test proves [tr]

    09/06/2017 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation says a paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the surrealist artist's daughter. The foundation said on Wednesday that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Maria Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, has no biological relationship with Dali. Abel has long alleged her mother had an affair with Dali while working as a domestic helper in Figueres and claimed she had the right to part of his vast estate. The foundation said the court supervising the tests had informed its lawyers that Abel was not Dali's...
  • Salvador Dali Still Has Mustache Despite Dying 28 Years Ago

    07/21/2017 10:47:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 21, 2017
    Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test and the legendary artist’s famous mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A woman is claiming that her mother had an affair with Dali and requested a paternity test. If she’s Dali’s daughter, she’ll have a right to the Dali estate. A judge sanctioned the exhumation. Narcis Bardalet was in charge of embalming Dali’s body after the artist passed away in 1989. “When I took off the silk handkerchief, I was very emotional,” Bardalet said, via BBC. “I was eager to see him and I was absolutely stunned. It...
  • Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneyland’s CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called “Destino,” which wasn’t completed until long after their deaths.
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Dali meets Matisse on the streets of Manhattan

    10/21/2010 8:15:25 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    422CHURCH.COM ^ | 10/21/10 | Pastor Danno
    What do Dali, Matisse, and the streets of Manhattan have in common? Their cross section is embodied by the artist Peter Zonis, a surprising talent showcasing in a surprising venue, the subject of his art. To say he and his art are one, while being cliche', does seem to fit. Zonis' art is a perspective on the streets where he peddles his work. To be sure, the venue for display is intentional, not relegated. Among Zonis' following are Dustin Hoffman, Larry King, Robin Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Tony Bennett, Michael J. Fox, and the list goes on and on. Zonis' myriad...
  • Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali

    01/22/2007 2:00:31 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 465+ views ^ | January 19, 2007
    Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali in a new film which will begin shooting this summer. Variety reports that 'Dali & I' will be directed by Andrew Niccol, who previously worked with Pacino on the film 'S1m0ne'. The film is based on the Stan Lauryssen book 'Dali and I' and explored the latter years of the artist's life. Shooting begins in New York and Spain in June.
  • Thieves steal masterpieces from Brazil art museum

    02/27/2006 8:43:02 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 6 replies · 392+ views ^ | 2/24/06 | Associated Press
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Gunmen overpowered security guards and stole paintings by Picasso, Dali, Matisse and Monet from a Rio museum Friday, using the cover of a Carnival crowd to make their getaway, Brazilian authorities said. The thieves entered the Chacara do Ceu museum as a samba band performed on the street outside and stole Pablo Picasso's The Dance, Salvador Dali's The Two Balconies, Henri Matisse's Luxemburg Garden and Claude Monet's Marine. The paintings were considered the most valuable pieces at the museum but their exact value was not immediately available, said Thais Isel, a spokeswoman for Rio's Public...
  • Brazil - Works of Picasso, Monet, Dali, Matisse and Monet stolen in robbery, tourists attacked

    02/24/2006 4:09:41 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 24, 2006
    ALARM - Flights of works of Picasso, Monet, Dali and Matisse with the museum of Rio RIO OF JANEIRO - works of El Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet were flights Friday in a museum of Rio by a group of men armed which moreover attacked foreign tourists, according to the museum.
  • Dali's gift to exorcist uncovered

    10/13/2005 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Antioch · 4 replies · 300+ views
    ANSA ^ | 2005-10-12 | ANSA
    An art expert has uncovered a sculpture of Christ on the Cross he claims Salvador Dali made to thank an Italian friar who exorcised him. Armando Ginesi found the piece, measuring 60cm by 30cm, among the personal belongings of Gabriele Maria Berardi, a friar who died in 1984, in a storeroom in Rome. He has shown the work to two Spanish experts on the Surrealist artist. They agreed that there are "sufficient stylistic reasons" to believe it was made by Dali . According to Ginesi, Berardi told friends and relatives he exorcised Dali of a demon in 1947 during a...
  • Spain celebrates Dali centenary

    05/12/2004 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Registered · 8 replies · 138+ views
    ABC Aussie ^ | 05.12.04 | ABC
    Cities across Spain are commemorating the centenary of the birth of Spanish surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. Dali's birthplace, the town of Figueres, near Barcelona, is holding a commemorative concert, staging theatre productions. There is even a giant size postage stamp designed in his honour. To celebrate the centenary of Dali's birth, the town's bakeries are serving up the artist's favourite food - bread with wine and sugar. Salvador Dali, who died in 1989, is regarded as one of the most popular artists of all time. His birthday, May 11, has kicked off dozens of Dali inspired exhibitions, conferences and theatre...
  • Rikers: Hello Dali thieves! Four busted

    06/18/2003 7:57:11 PM PDT · by I still care · 1 replies · 181+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 18.2003 | AUSTIN FENNER
    It was hardly the perfect crime: A Salvador Dali stolen under cover of a midnight fire drill at Rikers Island, then masked with a shoddy forgery stapled to the wall. Although the $250,000 sketch of Jesus Christ on the cross is still missing, authorities say they've got the thieves who took it off a Rikers lobby wall March 1: four veteran correction officers. "This alleged crime is the result of shameless arrogance fueled by greed," said Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, announcing the arrests at a press conference with Investigation Department Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn. Capping a probe first reported...