The Late Period Works of Monet, Warhol, Picasso and Dali Are on the Rise

10/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Did Salvador Dali, the mustachioed master of Surrealism, paint anything good during the last five decades of his life? Until recently, the art establishment had an easy answer: No.

During the artist's lifetime, museums revered his 1930s paintings of limp clocks slithering in sandy wastelands, but only a devoted few ever paid any attention to his postwar works exploring religious devotion, atomic energy and DNA.


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