Dave Brubeck, Quartet Rondo à la Turk, performed on the TV show 'The Lively Ones' on July 25, 1962 (flying on a magic carpet over an LA freeway)
Salvador Dalí's One Thousand and One Nights, 1966 (first published 2014), at Christie's Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper, London, 3 Feb
Salvador Dalí, Cheval ailé Pégase, 1966, gouache, watercolour, and felt-tip pen on paper, 39.2 x 28.7 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Deux faucons et la figure d'éléphant, 1966, gouache, watercolour and pen and India ink on paper, 38.4 x 28.6 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Odalisque et girafe pulvérisation des narines, 1966, gouache, watercolour and sanguine on paper, 39.3 x 28.8 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Sinbad, 1966, gouache, watercolour, brush and ink and ballpoint pen on paper, 38.5 x 28.5 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Charmeur de serpent, 1966, gouache and watercolour on paper, 38.5 x 28.8 cm. From christies.com.
Boucheron, 'Sheherazade nuit' gem and diamond bracelet wristwatch, sapphires, amethyst, turquoise, aquamarine and brilliant-cut diamonds, 19.0cm. From christies.com.
Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou from the Arabian Nights illustrations by Charles Robinson (c. 1915) at Sotheby's, London, 14 July
Charles Robinson, preliminary design for dust-jacket or binding for Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou from the Arabian Nights, c. 1915, ink and watercolour drawing, 183 by 252mm. From sothebys.com.
Orientalist films featured at MoMA film series 'Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond,' 5 June-5 August--The Garden of Allah (1936), The Sultan's Jester (1930), Manchu Love (1929)
Manchu Love, 1929, USA, frame enlargement from 35mm nitrate Technicolor dye-transfer print. George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. From blog.eastmanhouse.org.
The Sultan's Jester, 1930, USA. With Edward Lankow, Roger Davis, the Randall Adagio Four. Image courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek. From moma.org.
Marc Chagall, Four Tales from the Arabian Nights: 'So I Came Forth of the Sea...', (M. 40; C. BK. 18), 1948, lithograph printed in colors, printed by Albert Carman, New York, image: 370 by 280 mm 14 5/8 by 11 in, sheet: 425 by 328 mm 16 3/4 by 12 7/8 in. From sothebys.com.
Henri Matisse, Odalisque à la culotte de satin rouge, 1925, lithograph, signed in pencil, numbered 49/50, on China paper, framed, image: 188 by 265 mm 7 3/8 by 10 1/2 in, sheet: 285 by 365 mm 11 1/4 by 14 3/8 in. From sothebys.com.
Andy Warhol, Kimiko, 1981, Screenprint in colors, an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 250, on Stonehenge paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Licht Editions, Ltd., Denver, published by Colorado State University, Department of Art, Fort Collins, sheet: 914 by 914 mm 36 by 36 in. From sothebys.com.
From the Business Insider article '22 Astounding Facts About Alibaba, The Giant Chinese E-Commerce Company With The Largest IPO In US Stock History' from Sep 19, 2014
Fact #21--'The company's name really is a reference to an old folk tale. Founder Jack Ma said in an interview that he chose the name because people all over the world have heard the story of Alibaba and the forty thieves. "We also registered the name Alimama, in case someone wants to marry us!"'
Ma's explanation of his choice of the name Alibaba:
'One day I was in San Francisco in a coffee shop, and I was thinking Alibaba is a good name. And then a waitress came, and I said do you know about Alibaba? And she said yes. I said what do you know about Alibaba, and she said ‘Open Sesame.’ And I said yes, this is the name! Then I went onto the street and found 30 people and asked them, ‘Do you know Alilbaba’? People from India, people from Germany, people from Tokyo and China… They all knew about Alibaba. Alibaba — open sesame. Alibaba — 40 thieves. Alibaba is not a thief. Alibaba is a kind, smart business person, and he helped the village. So…easy to spell, and global know. Alibaba opens sesame for small- to medium-sized companies. We also registered the name AliMama, in case someone wants to marry us!'
Ivar Arosenius, The Caliph's Golden Bird (detail), 1908. (Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum.) From artdaily.org.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.