Wednesday, July 05, 2023

A Surrealist Ashtray, Baby Elephant And Air India: Salvador Dali's Remuneration Story

Sometime in the late 1960s, the mayor of the Spanish town Cadaqués declared three days of holiday to commemorate the arrival of an Indian elephant. Uttara Parikh, the then Air India deputy commercial director, was the man behind this bizarre exercise. After being turned down by the authorities from the Byculla zoo, Parikh finally found the little guy in Bangalore. What transpired then can only be called fitting chain of events for the person who was the recipient of this gift was the legendary surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

Here is the chain of events >>

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