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A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano

In a stark desert landscape, an older man sits in the foreground, illuminated, with a newspaper. Arranged evenly across the land behind him, smaller than perspective would indicate, are a faded child holding a hula hoop, a man holding a melting piano, a standing woman, and a figure near the horizon.
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018

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  • In a stark desert landscape, an older man sits in the foreground, illuminated, with a newspaper. Arranged evenly across the land behind him, smaller than perspective would indicate, are a faded child holding a hula hoop, a man holding a melting piano, a standing woman, and a figure near the horizon.

Date:

1936

Artist:

Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Modern Art

Artist

Salvador Dalí

Title

A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality)

Date

1936

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

48.3 × 64.1 cm (19 × 25 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro

Reference Number

1996.390

Copyright

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018

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