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Mae West's Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment

This collage creates the illusion of both a woman's face and a home interior. Blond hair doubles as curtains in an entryway, while her eyes become framed artwork on the wall. The wall, or the top half of the face, is bright red, and doubles as a face mask.
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018

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  • This collage creates the illusion of both a woman's face and a home interior. Blond hair doubles as curtains in an entryway, while her eyes become framed artwork on the wall. The wall, or the top half of the face, is bright red, and doubles as a face mask.

Date:

1934–35

Artist:

Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904-1989

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Artist

Salvador Dalí

Title

Mae West's Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment

Origin

Spain

Date

1934–1935

Medium

Gouache with graphite, on commercially printed magazine page

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right: "Salvador Dali"

Dimensions

283 x 178 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Goodspeed

Reference Number

1949.517

Copyright

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

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