Surreal World of Salvador Dali: Books by him & about him
To kids just starting to learn about art, Salvador Dali is famous for painting floppy clocks (The Persistence of Memory is that famous 1931 painting’s actual name) and having a remarkable moustache. To art critics, he is the master of surrealism. To cultural critics, Dali’s work was overshadowed by his eccentric personality. To many Spaniards, he was too closely associated with General Franco’s authoritarian regime. George Orwell called him “a disgusting human being.”
Dali produced more than 1,500 paintings, illustrated many books, designed theater sets and costumes, sculpted, wrote a novel and worked Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel and Walt Disney. Today, collectors regularly pay handsome sums for copies of Dali’s most collectible books such his famous cookbook, Les Diners de Gala, and his acclaimed illustrated edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy with 100 woodcuts.
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