Art: Dali Paints the Lily

Salvador Dali showed the world his conception of syphilis last week. For sheer sensation, the serpentine horror painted by the showmanly Spaniard easily ran away with the honors at a Manhattan exhibition of 24 health posters, intended for postwar Europe.

The exhibit was staged at the Wildenstein Galleries by New York City's Quaker Emergency Service (local and foreign relief). The artists had been rounded up by the famed Paris dressmaker in absentia, Mme. Elsa Schiaparelli, and consisted largely of well-known European expatriates.

Representatives of several governments in-and-out-of exile viewed the exhibits with enthusiasm.

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