The Persistence of Memory - 1931 (Salvador Dali)

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The Persistence of Memory (La persistencia de la memoria in Spanish or La persistència de la memòria in Catalan), is the most famous painting by artist Salvador Dalí. The painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1934. It is very widely recognized, and is a frequent reference in popular culture.

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    The Persistence of Memory - 1931 (Salvador Dali)  

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  • Moore had a house in Cadaqués, and so did Pitxot; Sabater lived nearby in Port Lligat. It made sense to go there and at least try to get interviews, although I was not hopeful. And in fact we had to wait. Fortunately we made contact with Jean Levy, widow of Julien Levy, Dalí’s first American dealer, who bought his seminal work, The Persistence of Memory, for the trade price of $250. His wife generously offered to let us stay in a house she had just bought in one of the streets radiating off the harbor. It was a former fisherman’s cottage, with a door opening directly off the sidewalk, several small rooms and a spare but adequate kitchen. We discovered that our piano nobile, as it were, faced the windows of the houses opposite, which were almost close enough to touch. If anyone on the steep cobbled street had a party, we did too, in a manner of speaking. We were being swept up, willy-nilly, in the life of the neighborhood, at closer quarters than we would have liked.

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