Dalí’s best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. The soft watches are an symbol of the relativity of space and time, and that time is fluid. It is meant to disrupt our thinking about an orderly cosmos. Dalí could be an anarchistic rebel when he wanted to be.
The US copyright representative for the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation is the Artists Rights Society. In 2002, the Society reportedly asked Google to remove a customized version of its logo put up to commemorate Dalí (May 11), stating that portions of specific artworks under their protection had been used without permission. Google complied with the request, but denied that there was any copyright violation.