1955: Salvador Dalí poses nude with a starfish at his seaside villa
Image: Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
In 1930, a few months after being expelled from his father’s home, surrealist artist Salvador Dalí purchased a former fisherman’s shack near the secluded village of Portlligat on Spain’s Costa Brava
He paid with some of the 20,000 francs that the Viscount of Noailles had given him as an advance on the painting that would become The Old Age of William Tell.
Over the next four decades, he purchased neighboring cabins, gradually expanding the property into a twisting, labyrinthine villa, packed with artwork and ephemera reflecting his unique obsessions and fixations. Read more…