Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 4th Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 4th fl., Stairwell, left of doors

War

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.147.7
Artist:
Salvador Dalí
Credit:
Gift of Robert and Theresa Frain
Medium:
Ceramic
Date:
1964
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 8 in
Description:
Ceramic tile. Four yellow arrows point to the center. Other shapes of the blue, white and red are present.
Historical Context:
In 1940, as World War II tore through Europe, Salvador and Gala Dalí crossed into Portugal and eventually sailed on the Excambion from Lisbon to New York in August 1940. Dali’s arrival in New York was one of the catalysts in the development of that city as a world art center in the post-War years. The trauma and the view of war had often served as inspiration for Dalí’s work.