The Persistence of Memory, commonly known as “melting clocks”, is a 1931 surrealist painting by artist Salvador Dalí, and is probably one of his most famous works. It is currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Billabong have created their own version with melting surfboards which we think is pretty cool! Come and get yours at Todos Santos Surf Shop for only 30 euros. Much cheaper than the real thing! Night Specter on the Beach was sold by Sotheby’s in 2010 in New York for $5.68 million, becoming the most expensive Dali painting sold at an American auction.
But Portrait de Paul Eluard was sold by Sotheby’s in 2011 at a London auction. The price? Hold on tight! A staggering $22.4 million. It became the most expensive of Dali’s canvases sold to date and the most expensive Surrealist work of art ever sold.