Salvador Dalí’s Amazing Surreal Furniture Design

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These unique furniture items were designed by Salvador Dali. You probably will recognize him by his most famous artwork The Persistence of Memory.


Facts on Salvador Dali

  • Lived: 1904 -1989
  • Born in: Figueras, Spain
  • Birthday and astrological sign: May 11, 1904, Taurus
  • Died: January 23, 1989, Age 86. Artists Edvard Munch and Pierre Bonnard also died on this day in 1944 and 1947 respectively.
  • Quote: The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
  • He and his older brother, who died before he was born, had the same name.
  • One of the greatest surrealists of our time, best known for his ability to translate dreams into artwork, “hand painted dream photographs” he called them. He was also a sculptor, filmmaker, writer and insane or just wanted people to believe that he was insane.
  • Salvador also had an intense fear of grasshoppers.
  • He dedicated his life to proving he was a genius.
  • As a child he was frequently expelled from school.
  • He liked his wife because she changed her clothes three times a day.
  • He was notorius for not knowing how to count money.
  • He was afraid to expose his feet.
  • To ward off evil spirits, he carried a piece of lucky driftwood around.
  • He was afriad of germs, assassignation and especially grasshoppers.
  • When in public, he would jump up and down to get atention.
  • He was kicked out of the official surrealist society in 1934.
  • His nick name was Avida Dollars, which, roughly translated means “eager for dollars”.

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