Friday, February 20, 2009
Salvador Dali - ahead of the gang
Went to the Dali gallery on London's South bank today. What an amazing guy in his 84 years he did so much, makes one feel quite humble about not putting up some shelves or whatever.
Also took from the exhibition how much homage Dali paid to his precursors (as is also the case with the similarly daunting Picasso).
Ahead of Koons, Emin etc he was a great self publicist and a genuinely complicated character certainly able to ride the zeitgeist working with Disney and Hitchcock and dealing with Freudian notions too.
I was surprised at how many different skills he had and the different mediums he was able to work with.
Check out more of his work with a google search