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Salvador Dalí's Venus represents the 1939 World's Fair.
Dalí's Surrealist pavilion at the Fair, Dream of Venus, featured a spectacular facade made up of soft curves and protrusions reminiscent of Gaudí’s Pedrera building, and was accessorized with semi-clothed mermaids acting out an underwater fantasy. Neither sleek nor functional, Dream of Venus was an extraordinary achievement of the artist’s personal vision and, for fairgoers, an introduction to the often-mystifying Surrealist movement.
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