Back in the mid-1970s, legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make a movie of Frank Herbert's Dune, featuring people like Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, with designs by H.R. Giger and Chris Foss. It would have been astonishing, whether or not it lived up to the book. Now, a new documentary tells the story of that failed enterprise. Read more...
Here's a turn-up for the book: 14 Salvador Dalí watercolours of "fruit" never seen before. They were commissioned by a private collector in 1969 and have remained in private hands ever since. Dalí took traditional 19th Century botanical lithographs and put his own surrealist interpretation on them. Show More Summary
Fourteen original Salvador Dali watercolour fruit studies, unseen until now, will be sold at Bonhams? Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 18th June. Commissioned in 1969, the paintings have been in private hands since their creation. Show More Summary
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of surrealism is that it was funny. For all that the eyeball-slicing of Un Chien Andalou and the nightmarish dreamscapes of Salvador Dalí’s paintings are singularly disconcerting, the movement also had an endearingly quirky sense of humor — one that’s echoed in these playfully surrealist black-and-white pictures at … Read More
Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum opened on Friday a major retrospective of works by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali which explores how his experiments with painting, cinema and advertising have influenced art. The exhibition features...Show More Summary
Submitted by Mark Grant, author of Out of the Box, A Dali Landscape Imagine that you are walking through a Salvador Dali painting. Everything is disjointed, tilted and mangled. The clocks are dripping, the colors are ravishing and the trek is difficult as disorientation precedes each step. Show More Summary
Haven't yet heard of the Alfred Hitchcock psycho-thriller, "Spellbound"? Well, this interesting fact might give you reason to watch the 1945 Hollywood film: Salvador Dali...
Salvador Dali lived in a home that he designed in the small Spanish Mediterranean village of Port Lligat, a few hours north of Barcelona in the Costa Brava region.
With the days seeming a little surreal right now (sunny and 70 on Monday! What?) here's Salvadore Dali on "What's My Line," the classic 1950's game show. [ more › ]
In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalí to create 100 watercolors to illustrate Dante’s Divine Comedy, to coincide with the 700th anniversary of the famed poet’s birth. They quickly regretted their choice when the Italian public balked at having such an honor bestowed on a Spaniard. Show More Summary
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Contemporary, multi-sensory feats of technology have caused observers to overlook another medium of remembrance. From Michelangelo's Pietà to the Crucifixion by Salvador Dalí, analog sculptures illustrating Jesus' final moments also provide a way for people to experience this story of life and death that has influenced the development of both the ancient and modern worlds.
If our age may be characterized by a fascination with the outsized personality, the shameless shaman-showman, then Dalí is the prototype.
Salvador Dali will launch Sun & Roses, a new fruity floral fragrance for women, in April...
What do you mean it can't happen? Have you ever tried? SEE ALSO: More Sunday Comics This probably happened to Salvador Dalí like all the time. Comic illustration by Rob DenBleyker, Cyanide & Happiness. Published with permission; all rights reserved.
For six weeks only, Wandsworth Museum explores the printed work of four of the 20th century?s greatest artists: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. Visitors will be able to view over fifty stunning artworks drawn...Show More Summary
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust Artists have, for generations, sought inspiration in their dreams. Perhaps most transparent in doing so is Salvador Dali. In...Show More Summary
Well, that’s one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of ‘Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,’ a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from an [...]
US authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a Greek man for making off with a Salvador Dali watercolor and ink painting worth about $150,000 from a New York private art gallery in June. Phivos Istavrioglou, 29, was arrested Saturday...Show More Summary
Last June I reported on the theft of a small Salvador Dali painting Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio (above left) from the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery in New York (CLICK). Above right is a CCTV image of the thief. He returned the painting to the gallery by express mail from Europe a week later (CLICK). Show More Summary