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Jordan celebrate birth of Spanish artist 07 May 2004

The message from Bahrain on the Jordan Ford EJ14 is a tribute to Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, 7 May 2004

The Jordan team and the Kingdom of Bahrain continue their campaign of cultural messages in Barcelona this weekend with a tribute to local artist Salvador Dali on the side of their EJ14 cars.

The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation is marking the centenary of Salvador Dali’s birth near Barcelona (May 11, 1904) with "Dali Year 2004", a celebration of the avant-garde artist's work. Barcelona currently hosts a major exhibition at the Caixa Forum called Cultura de Masses which forms the centrepiece of the celebration of the Dali year 2004 in the Catalan Region and exhibits Dali's adoption of mass culture as a major influence of his works.

The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation was set-up by the artist himself in 1983 to protect the artistic, cultural and intellectual qualities of his work throughout Spain and the rest of the world. Salvador Dali was President of the foundation up until his death in 1989 and now the foundation is run by a board of trustees appointed by The Government of Spain and Catalonia. Princess Cristina of Spain has been a life-long trustee since 1998. The Foundation is based in Figueres near Barcelona, the town of Dali's birth.