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L'homme poisson, 1930.

L’homme poisson, 1930.

SMU’s Meadows Museum, a major collector of Spanish art, has announced its acquisition of the Salvador Dalí painting L’homme poisson (1930). It’s an early and iconic work for the artist, oil on canvas, and the first painting by Dalí the Meadows has secured for its permanent collection.

This painting and the famous The Persistence of Memory (1931), which belongs to MoMA, were both featured (via the Meadows) “in the first American exhibition of Surrealist art in 1931.” As you can see, L’homme poisson has much in common with The Persistence of Memory.

The painting is center of the exhibition opening this weekend at the Meadows: Salvador Dalí: An Early Surrealist Masterpiece. 

The Dallas Morning News suggested a value of around $4 million.

For more info, go here.

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