The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 56
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 56

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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mf ffMpMH ,.::'W'WrPI""lP"li li:-TWlM"Bi D12-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 Genius, But No Masterpiece Dali Planning Museum In Spain fishing and I Imagine Venus emerging from the waves," he explained. "In the afternoons I go watch bullfights. And In the painting I'm offering both things for the price of one." ' Dali, who Is noted more for braggadocio than for modesty, said he has never been satisfied with any of his paintings, although he can now look back with a certain amount of pleasure on the famous surrealistic works he did In the 1920s works which are now in some of the principal museums of the United States and Europe. Describing himself, Dali said he Is "a very bad painter and a disaster compared to Velazquez...but I'm the best there Is today." Dali added that he has yet to paint a canvas he would consider a masterpiece. "The day 1 paint something like Las Me-ninas, there will be nothing else for me to do and I know I should die soon after," he said. "I love life too much for that to happen." He said the museum would be built in an abandoned cinema destroyed by fire during the Spanish Civil War. A new roof will be built onto the gutted walls and Dali will paint it. The rest of the smoke-blacke-nened interior will be left as it is. big alone would tell. future generations everything there Is to know about this country," he said. Asked if he would save any of his own works for posterity, Dali replied, "the last one. ..I am always completely Involved in the painting on which I happen to be worktop:." So at the present time, Da-li's work for posterity would be a painting of a bullfighter comprised of 500 tiny Venus de Milos. He said It was inspired by his life in Cadaques, the picturesque village in Catalonia where he has made his home. . ' "In the mornings I go out MADRID (UPD-The fa-mous moustache was still sprightly (with the hrlp of "Hungarian pomade" imported from Paris by the crate) and its owner, by profession "genius and Span-lard," was as full of eccentric Ideas as ever. It was unmistakeably Salvador Dali. The aging enfant terrible of surrealist art was in Madrid for the first time in five years to visit, as he put it, "the two Caudillos of Spain." First he went to the Pardo Palace to thank chief of state Francisco Franco for naming the "divine Dali" a member of the order of Isabel the Catho lic, on( of Spain's highest honors. Then he went to the Prado Museum to admire the work of Spain's other "Caudillo" In his estimation, th 17th Century painter Diego Velasquez. And in fact, behind his facade of benign madness, Salvador Dali turned out to be a pleasant conversationalist much more willing to talk about Velazquez than his own publicity stunts. He spoke with enthusiasm about his own favorite painty ing, "Las Mcninas," Velaz-"' qucz' most distinguished work. "If Spain were annihilated In an atomic war, that paint- tl'nrtpj Pm htrntitfooin DALI IN MADRID Salvador Dali tied with any of his work, although stands beside the statue of a lion at he looks back with a certain the Parliament building in Madrid, amount of pleasure on the surreal-Dali said he has never been satis- istic works he did in the 1920's. ,.wiitutMii.iwwiwiTi'yiiiyi.w'wii)-ylj - : . . - -v 1 ? '& - . .- , -4. J. . " if u u if . fi a if o w ' nr r r r . u fi h n i i ti ft ti i i i f . ' i i- f i i t i fir t s i i w . ft ii 11 x rr r TmiMi f iMir r A1 S riMf"1 I -i ir if "- ' ' x '- ' latex mattress or box spring Reg. 59.95 0 jf? 64.95 recliner in 'J i S0LID LEISURE'TIME COMFORT! iii iiii l"Lr "LATEX" is resilient and allergy-free. Both have quilted sateen covers and non-sagging edges. Buy the set for double savings! 39-IN. SUM-LINE ROLL-AWAY BED Comfort, quality, and a low budget price! Thick foam seat cushion, button-tufted back, vinyl-coated fabric upholstery in 3 popular colors: black, avocado, brown. 3 back positions lef you sit, lounge, recline. Angle steel frame, link spring, Word-Foam mattress. Folds to a mere 10" width for storage. 'lab I til td urelfiant foom y;- y BUY NOW TO BRIGHTEN ROOMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS- ?S'V& " v 5 v V i , svv GET STYLES YOU WANT AT WARDS SPECIAL LOW PRICE! Here is a wide assortment of quality rugs -all with durable double jute backings for long wear. Choose the size,, fiber, color and pattern just right for every room in your home that needs a bright new look. Huge range of decorator tweed and solid colors to choose from. All ii1 itr i Twin Seasons" rug colors reverse! Save! 102x138" OVAL FOR 9x12' AREA edges are neatly finished, ready to use. 12x12' 9x15' SAVE 9.98 M7 12x15' 12x18' j-il. . J.I- j. u u Rfl. 59.95 I J Change mood of decor - brown rug reverses to coin gold, bitter green to blue, rustic to red. 80 nylon20 rayon over double core. Use your Convenient Charg-all Free Parking 122 No. Olive Ave. Downtown West Palm Bch Call 832-3863 Open Mon. & Fri. Til 9 PM Account No Money Down (City Lot)

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