Dali’s Lady Go-Divers

One of Dali's costumes for the Dream of Venus World's Fair exhibition, photographed by Horst (1939)

This is really great. There is actual youtube footage from Salvador Dali‘s 1939 World’s Fair installation—Dream of Venus—which is described, discussed and mused upon at length in Encyclopedia of the Exquisite. Witness the watery grace of those ancient topless mermaids called Dali’s “Lady Go-divers.” I can’t believe that I hadn’t seen this until now!

What a kick.