Why is The Persistence of Memory famous?

Dalí divided his time between his birthplace in Catalonia and Paris and New York, gaining wealth and fame as the Spanish artist who added a Surrealist touch to film and theater sets. The Persistence of Memory, also known as Soft Watches or Melting Clocks, is one of Dalí’s most famous pieces.

When did The Persistence of Memory become famous?


The Persistence of Memory (Catalan: La persistència de la memòria) is a 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dalí and one of the most recognizable works of Surrealism.