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Dali lithograph donated to charity

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., May 8 (UPI) -- A Wheat Ridge, Colo., couple said they want to be sure an anonymous donor who gave their non-profit a Salvador Dali lithograph meant to part with the item.

Teacher dated porn star, quits classroom

MONESSEN, Pa., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A wheelchair-bound Pennsylvania teacher who won a date with a porn star has resigned from his classroom job.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, May 11, 2007.
By United Press International

Prince's art boosts Rothschild wine prices

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Watercolors by Britain's Prince Charles on the label have paid off for the latest vintage of France's prestigious Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine.

Dali sculpture stolen from art gallery

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- An Austin, Texas, art gallery was the scene of a daring art theft this week when an unidentified man walked out with a $12,000 Salvador Dali sculpture.

Public art becoming vandal magnet

EVANSTON, Ill., July 24 (UPI) -- Members of the art community in Evanston, IIl., are upset by two attacks on outdoor public art exhibits in the suburb north of Chicago. A group of fiberglass, sky-blue sculptures resembling fat fingers -- "Calm Before The Storm," by Micki LeMieux -- were

SS Norway soon to be history

MIAMI, June 11 (UPI) -- The SS Norway, one of South Florida's most famous luxury ships, is headed for the scrap heap.

Dali Museum planned for Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- The Salvador Dali Museum being planned in St. Petersburg, Fla., will reflect the surrealism of the artist's work.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 11, the 131st day of 2006 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Roy Disney honored in Italy

POSITANO, Italy, April 6 (UPI) -- The 10th Cartoons on the Bay Festival in Positano, Italy, gave Roy Disney a lifetime achievement award Thursday.

Report: No Muslim fury over Mohammad art

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- There is no historical precedent for the worldwide Muslim protests against Danish cartoons since ancient likenesses of Mohammed are on display in museums.

Two men plead guilty in art theft

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two former employees of an art shipping company pleaded guilty in St. Louis to stealing $4 million worth of paintings and other art works.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2005 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

400th anniversary of 'Quixote' to be feted

MADRID, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish region of Castille-La Mancha will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's novel, "Don Quixote" in 2005.
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Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: ), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

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