The final years of Salvador Dalí

Spain was the initial and final stage of his career. The last served to create the myth of the modern artist par excellence.

By Agencia EFE

Picasso is Spanish; so am I. Picasso is a genius; so am I. Picasso must be around 72; I must be 48 years old. Picasso is known in all the countries of the world; so am I. Picasso is communist; neither am I”.
(Conference about Picasso in 1951)

SPAIN CONFERENCE DALI (1951-11-11) by HERMES PATOAgencia EFE

The Catalonian painter Salvador Dalí is awarded the “Medalla de Oro del Mérito a las Bellas Artes” from Villar Palasí, the then Education and Science minister.

SPAIN DALI MEDAL (1972-11-09) by -Agencia EFE

Dalí poses in his house near the Mediterranean Sea in Port Lligat.

SPAIN DALI (1961-08-12) by -Agencia EFE

Dalí was inspired by both, Josep Margarit, a Catalonian military who’s portrait hung in the artist’s father house and in Diego Velázquez, the renown Andalusian painter admired by Dalí.

SPAIN ART SALVADOR DALI (1964-01-01) by ARCHIVO FIELAgencia EFE

Painter Salvador Dalí organizes a hippie party in his home at Port Lligat.

SPAIN HIPPIE PARTY (1968-01-01) by -Agencia EFE

Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí in 1957

Producer Walt Disney and his wife Lilian Bounds visit painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala in their house of Cadaqués, to study the possibility of making a movie together about either Don Quixote or Sleeping Beauty.

SPAIN CINEMA DALI (1957-10-07) by CARLOS PÉREZ DE ROZASAgencia EFE

Salvador Dali is buried below the Dalí Theatre-Museum

“It’s obvious other worlds exist, that’s for sure; but as I’ve already said many times these worlds are within our own, they are in Earth, more precisely in the center of the Dalí Museum dome where lies the unsuspected and mind-bending new world of surrealism.”

SPAIN FUNERAL DALI (1989-01-25) by ALBERT OLIVEAgencia EFE

Salvador Dalí kisses Queen Sofía’s hand in presence of don Juan Carlos and Gala, during the visit the monarchs payed the couple in their home at Port Lligat.

SPAIN KING AND QUEEN VISIT DALI (1981-08-15) by -Agencia EFE

Anselmo López visit Salvador Dalí in his home at Port Lligat to see his painting “Cosmic Athlete”.
The painting would represent Spain in the Olympic Games in Mexico by the end of September.

OLYMPIC PAINTING (1968-07-01) by -Agencia EFE

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