Salvador Dali was a Spanish surrealist painter from the mid century. Let me introduce you to what’s Modern Now about him and his art. His best known work is The Persistence of Memory(the melting clocks, my youngest likes to say). He is known for his bizarre and striking images of his surrealist arwork. (but his Wide Eyes freak me out, although he wouldn’t be bizarre without them, would he?)  He was very much ahead of his time (although in the 60’s and 70’s he fit right in) and this is what makes him modern now.  In lieu of Dali, we have on display now in the gallery “Salvador Dali The Work The Man“; a book written by Dali’s close friend, Robert Descharnes. Published on the occasion of Dali’s eightieth birthday, this is the most sumptuous book on the painter ever produced. It includes more than 1,110 illustrations, including 672 plates in full color.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics. (wikipedia). If you can do this, in my opinion, you are definitely still Modern Now.

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