Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Originally published in 1973 and featuring Salvador Dali's paintings and etchings, Les Diners de Gala, is a cookbook featuring 12 chapters of exotic courses all rendered with a surrealist twist. The tenth chapter is even dedicated to aphrodisiacs.
Erotica // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Speculation has never quite unravelled the reasoning behind Salvador Dalí's early '70s collaboration with Playboy photographer Pompeo Posar: his own comments point at a monetary priority, while fans seek deeper meaning. Said Dali, “The meaning of my work is the motivation that is of the purest – money. What I did for Playboy is very good and your payment is equal to the task."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In 1975, Salvador Dali contributed 10 illustsrations for a limited edition of Romeo and Juliet for Rizzoli. Because only 999 copies were printed, the book is now incredibly difficult to fine. These copies of the illustrations come from Lockport Street Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
We are very entertained by this series of behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali's famous "In Voluptas Mors" (Voluptuous Death) photo. Depicting Dali posing beside a skull made of seven nude female models, Dali and Halsman took three hours to arrange the models according to a sketch by Dali.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
If Salvador Dali lived today and really wanted to get into the medical profession but wanted to keep his artistic chops, we get a gut feeling that his work could possibly go in the direction of Milan, Italy's Valerio Carrubba. We have always wanted to coin a term such as "Anatomical Surrealism," but now we sort of want to call Carrubba's work "Anatomical Surrealist Landscape" painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Well, we should have known. We, or I should say I because I am speaking only for myself, used to think maybe I shoudn't tell the masses that I own a cat, but seeing that Dali, Warhol, Matisse, O'Keefe, Picasso, Kahlo, Weiwei, Klimt, Klee, Gorey and others all loved their cats, I no longer feel ashamed. Its a cat union party up in here. Thank you Flavorwire for grabbing this collection.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Dmitriy Samohin's tattoo work is incredible! He creates ultra realistic portraits on skin and works out of Ukraine. He says of drawing portraits, "Portraits are fascinating. And for me it’s all about the eyes, the expression. It’s like in our daily life; the eyes reveal everything."
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 13, 2012
Back in 2003 (what is shockingly almost a decade ago) Disney finally released a longstanding project titled Destino. Destino is a collaboration between the famed animator Walt Disney and the iconic surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The film project began in 1946 with Dalí and John Hench storyboarding the work.
Erotica // Thursday, January 12, 2012
An amazing, classic shoot of the great Salvador Dalí, arranging a tableau vivant for In Voluptas Mors, photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1951.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 25, 2011
Right now at Partners & Spade in NYC, Playboy is holding an exhibition of memorabilia and archive prints selected by a special group of commission members (including Ryan McGinness, Jeremy Scott, and André Balazs) through July 29. Some of the prints include Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, Eames, and David LaChapelle.