Monday, January 31, 2011

Dali's portrait of Elsa Maxwell (1954).

Dali's portrait of Elsa Maxwell (1954).

In 1954, Elsa Maxwell published a book titled RSVP: Elsa Maxwell's Own Story.

The one thing that escapes most people about this book is the frontispiece done by Dali, which is a portrait drawing of Maxwell.

The portrait is not very flattering, especiall for the inclusion in one's first book.  Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a picture is worth a thousand words, so judge for yourself.

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