The sale of Artcurial takes us to Figueres. More precisely, the Catalan town where Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, marquis of Dalí de Púbol was born may 11, 1904, and died January 23, 1989. Built on the remains of the former municipal theatre, destroyed at the end of the civil war, a museum was inaugurated there in his memory. The idea came from the lawyer Ramón Guardiola Rovina. Became mayor in 1960, this lover of art offered to the artist to renovate it (the theatre where took place his first exhibition is located just in front of the church where he was baptized), but the latter pushed it to rebuild entirely under his direction, to exhibit his works.

In Daphne (1965), Dali reinterprets the myth of Ovid. The drawers are an echo of his Venus with drawers (1966), which opens the doors of the unconscious (70.000 to 100.000 euros). Studio SEBERT / Artcurial

After many financial problems, this funny red building brick, dominated by its tower with its eggs laid at the top, came out of the earth. It was an immediate success and held fast to the second place in the ranking of the most visited museums in Spain, after the Prado in Madrid. Entirely designed by …

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