2006 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Michael S. Wirtz

The Philadelphia Inquirer

11 February, 2005

An elderly woman takes a closer look at a 'Mae West Lips Sofa' and a 'Lobster Telephone' at the Salvador Dalí exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition had its first tour at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in 2004 to mark the centenary of the artist's birth. It was the first major retrospective of Dalí's work since his death in 1989. Dalí's creative life as a painter, writer, object-maker, designer of ballets and exhibitions, filmmaker, theorist and publicist spanned seven decades, though he is perhaps best-known for the surrealist paintings and objects made largely in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Michael S. Wirtz

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