Salvador Dali at his home in Spain, 1962


Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Cadaqués, Spain, September, 1962: Surrealist artist Salvador Dali poses in front of his latest work, "The Battle of Tetuan," at his home in the coastal fishing village of Cadaqués, near the French border. The oil painting, measuring about 10 by 15 feet, depicts a battle between the Moors and the Spanish in 1860 near Tangier. Dali worked on it for five months; it was raised from and lowered into the floor by cranking a hand windlass so he could reach any part of it without needing a ladder.

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