Tag Archives: Salvadore Dali

Harpo and Groucho Marx with Salvadore Dali and Alice Cooper

19 Sep

Groucho Marx and Alice Cooper

Harpo Marx and Salvadore Dali

via: Awesome People Hanging Out Together

Sensitive topic. Therefore comments off.

Schirn: Surreale Dinge. Skulpturen und Objekte von Dalí bis Man Ray

21 Feb

Salvador Dalí
Hummer – oder aphrodisisches Telefon, 1936
Metall, Kunststoff, Gips
18 x 12,5 x 30,5 cm
© Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt

Fotografie: © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali /
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn


Meret Oppenheim
Pelzhandschuhe, 1936
Pelz, Holz, roter Nagellack
5 x 21 x 10 cm
Sammlung Ursula Hauser, Schweiz
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010
Fotografie: Hauser & Wirth Collection


Marcel Duchamp / Enrico Donati
Prière de Toucher (Bitte berühren), 1947
Schaumstoff, Samt, Karton
30,5 x 34,5 x 6 cm
Sammlung L. Malle, Paris
© Succession Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010 /
Estate of Enrico Donati
Fotografie: © Serge Veignant


Marcel Marien
L’introuvable (Das Unauffindbare), 1937
Glas, Plexiglas
11 x 27 x 18 cm
Sammlung Sylvio Perlstein, Antwerpen
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010


Man Ray
L’énigme d’Isidore Ducasse (Das Rätsel von Isidore Ducasse), 1920/1972
Nähmaschine, Wolle, Schnur
45 x 58 x 23 cm
Marion Meyer Contemporain
Fotografie: © Serge Veignant / VG-Bild-Kunst Bonn (2010)


Wem die Vorkommnisse und Geschehnisse um die komplett geklaute Dissertation unseres (noch) Verteidigungsministers Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg zu wenig surreal erscheinen, der kommt in der Ausstellung «Surreale Dinge. Skulpturen und Objekte von Dalí bis Man Ray» in der Frankfurter Schirn (vom 11. Februar bis zum 29. Mai 2011) voll auf seine Kosten. Und: Stünde die Einglasbrille von Marcel Marien unserem (noch) Verteidigunsminister nicht viel besser zu Gesicht? Und: Erinnert uns die Verpackungsarbeit von Man Ray nicht viel eher an Arbeiten von Christo, die zeitlich viel später entstanden? Fragen sind das mal wieder…

Sensibles Thema. Deshalb keine Kommentarmöglichkeit.

The only difference between Dalí and a crazyman is that Dalí had better press photos

19 Nov

Salvador Dali Taking His Anteater for a Walk

While walking once more through the famous Internet, this time I was hooked by this crazy photograph of the far not less famous Salvador Dalí. O.K., it has been published almost everywhere on the net but I am still unable to figure out the photographer’s name.

What I learned is that the shot was taken in 1969 in Paris and that the anteater was Dalí’s real pet. On imaginaryfoundation it is explained: His obsession for anteaters supposedly came about as a reaction to the tyrannical André Breton, who was known as ‘le tamanoir’ (‘the anteater’). The 65-year-old Catalan surrealist had the photographer reshoot the picture what seemed like “countless” times until he and the anteater were perfectly composed. A whitness of this scene was later to be quoted: “The only difference between Dalí and a crazyman is that Dalí had better press photos.”

But: Does anybody remember not Vera Lynn but the name of the photographer? If so, please let me know!

Via: Thoughtful Animal (Science Blogs)

Source for more information: imaginaryfoundation

Ein Bild und sein Vorbild

10 Nov

Photograph by merkley

Photograph by Philip Halsman