Disappearing Bust of Voltaire (1941) - Salvador Dalí

You can see the bust of Voltaire as created by the French sculptor Houdon. Dalí forms the bust by the arrangement of two 17th century Dutch merchants in a marketplace. The bust's outline is the opening in the wall behind the merchants. Their faces form the bust's eyes, and their collars make his nose and cheeks. 

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