Happy Birthday, Salvador Dalí

He would have been 113 years old, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto, the prominent Spanish surrealist who was born in Figueres, Catalonia on May 11, 1904. While creating art of fantastic compositions, jewelry, and design, one of his most memorable masterpieces was certainly his surrealist illusion of a space created after Mae West for the Theater Museum in Figueres in 1947, and based of his painting of Mae West’s Face (1937). The actress, which has an influence on Dalí, was represented with an enormous blond wig and a couch in the form of lips in shocking pink, her favorite lipstick shad. Today, the Mae West Room can be seen at the Dali Museum, where it was recreated. 

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