Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Salvador Dalí

Today (May 11) in 1904, the legendary Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí was born.  

This week’s Weekly Work spotlights Dalí’s advertisement for Bryans Hosiery, featured in the exhibition “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters.” 

Dalí’s ad signals the artist's role in the intersection of fine art and the commercial world. Dalí also designed the cover of the Fall 1950 issue of American Fabrics magazine, Gentry’s sister publication, and produced textile designs for curtains, rugs and neckties for the mass market and designed covers for Vogue and other magazines. “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters” is on view through June 17, 2012, in the Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries.

GMOA’s permanent collection includes Dalí’s “Angel of Victory,” a bronze sculpture on a wooden base that represents Dalí’s return to Catholicism late in life. The sculpture is currently on view in the permanent collection galleries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information. My husband's grandfather was Henry Bryan, the founder of Beautiful Bryan Hosiery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The featured Dali was in the March 1945 issue of Vogue Magazine. I can't wait to show this to my husband!
Lee Glascock