Salvador Dalí is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his lavish lifestyle, gravity-defying moustache and bizarre art. This book tells the story of Dalí’s life and explores the meaning of his Surrealist paintings. It goes beyond his fine art practice and discusses his venture into the commercial world from his extravagant jewellery to his cheeky design for the Chupa Chups lollipops. Surrealism is revealed as a way of life; illustrations bring to life the extraordinary Dream Ball at the Coq Rouge, his fabulous home at Port Lligat and his underwater fantasy at the World Fair’s Surrealist pavilion. Fun, provoking and endlessly frustrating, Dalí is brought under the spotlight.
Catherine Ingram brings her specialized knowledge to the book, while Andrew Rae, an award-winning illustrator, vividly portrays the text.
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"Surrealism is playful and This is Dali embraces its very concept and philosophy: Dali's works lie alongside drawings of his fabulous home at Port Lligat, an imagined scene at one of his extravagant parties and important biographical moments. The inspirations and events are detailed in a truly accessible and enjoyable manner. Dali's life and art were inextricable from one another and Catherine Ingram seamlessly presents the two together in a book that is itself a work of art. " Bryony Byrne, Aesthetica