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Daddy Longlegs of the Evening -- Hope!
(1940)
Oil on canvas
10 x 20 inches

This painting was the very first work to be purchased by Mr. and Mrs. A. Reynolds Morse, the renowned collectors who founded the Salvador Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida. When the Morse's saw the painting at auction, they decided to purchase it. When they went to purchase the painting, they found that Dali refused to sell the work without the original frame along with it. Apparently, Mr. Morse had only purchased the work iteself, and had to pay more for the frame than the painting! Dali had matured, with Gala's help, into a shrewd businessman who was keenly aware of his value. The Morses started buying more and more works, and eventually became lifelong traveling companions and friends of the Dali's.

 

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