Salvador Dali Fine Art and Collectibles

I’ve been fascinated by Salvador Dali’s art ever since I first saw his renowned piece, The Persistence of Memory, at the the Museum of Modern Art in New York when I was a youngster. Something about those melting clocks…

I didn’t know too much about art back then, I was just a child. But I did know that his work was extraordinary.

It spoke to me in a quiet way, a voice I had never heard before.

I was not particularly interested in ‘modern art’. At that age I didn’t really understand the differences between ‘kinds of art” anyway.

I just liked it.

Just as I like comedian Stephen Wright’s humor.
Especially about Salvador Dali.

He says, “Salvador Dali went fishing.
He had a dotted line. He caught every other fish.”

It might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I think it’s funny.

Guess it’s an acquired taste!

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1904–1989) is remembered as one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the 20th century.

He is most famously known for his painting, but was also well versed in sculpture, printmaking, advertising, fashion and of course, filmmaking with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buneul.

He was also well known for his flamboyant personality.

Dali is associated with the Surrealist movement, although formally expelled in 1934 by the group for his somewhat reactionary views on politics.

They say he was larger-than-life, starting his first drawing lesson at 10 years old, and given to violent outbursts toward his family and friends.

Fun Fact About Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney were friends and collaborators.

They were two incredibly creative visionaries with completely different visions.

Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it,”

and Dali is quoted: “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

Both began drawing at a young age.

Dali held his first public exhibit at 14 with his charcoal drawings.

Disney drew cartoons for print advertising.

They collaborated on an animated short titled “Destino” beginning in 1945.

They both grew impressive mustaches.

SALVADOR DALI Salvador Dali in Paris

SALVADOR DALI Salvador Dali in Paris

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali Quotes

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.” – Salvador Dali

SALVADOR DALI Paradise Chant 32, Preparation for the Final Prayer

SALVADOR DALI Paradise Chant 32, Preparation for the Final Prayer

SALVADOR DALI “L’ermaphrodito” (Hermaphrodite) hand signed original lithograph

SALVADOR DALI “L’ermaphrodito” (Hermaphrodite) original hand signed lithograph

SALVADOR DALI Les Caprices de Goya, plate #80

SALVADOR DALI Les Caprices de Goya, plate #80

SALVADOR DALI The Black Knight 132/150

SALVADOR DALI The Black Knight 132/150

Salvador Dali Quotes

“Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.”
– Salvador Dali

SALVADOR DALI Pastorale

SALVADOR DALI Pastorale

SALVADOR DALI Central Park Winter New York

SALVADOR DALI Central Park, Winter, New York

SALVADOR DALI Manhattan Skyline

SALVADOR DALI Manhattan Skyline

Salvador Dali Quotes

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” – Salvador Dali

SALVADOR DALI Cosmic Rays Resuscitating Soft Watches 64/150

SALVADOR DALI Cosmic Rays Resuscitating Soft Watches 64/150

SALVADOR DALI Hans Christian Anderson Complete Suite XXI/XXXV

SALVADOR DALI Hans Christian Anderson Complete Suite XXI/XXXV

SALVADOR DALI Le Sourire Du Spectre

SALVADOR DALI Le Sourire Du Spectre

Salvador Dali Quotes

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dali

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  1. I adore Dali! I have a huge Dali book that I have owned for more than 30 years

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