Two rare and extremely valuable works of art go on public display this week outside the main library in Cedar Rapids. The bronze sculptures are by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Cedar Rapids development manager Richard Luther says no special security precautions are needed for the weighty works, which have a combined value of 300-thousand dollars. The library is across the street from the police station. Luther says they depict two figures, one seated and one standing, and range from four and a half to six feet high. The sculptures, named “Triton” and “Don Quixote” are on loan until January before they’ll make a nationwide tour. Dali is best known for his paintings which depict weird landscapes with dead fish and limp wristwatches hanging on trees. Luther says these sculptures are nothing like that.Cedar Rapids does not have to pay a great sum to keep the sculptures for a few months, only for their transportation and the insurance.
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