The museum gift shop had many appealing items but this one caught my eye because the statement was amusing and provocative.
I once brought it to a work meeting at which I knew would be sitting across from an angry colleague who had me in his cross hairs.
I placed the mug directly in front of him and watched as he stared and squinted, looking at the mug and then me, trying to parse the meaning of the inscription and wondering if I was sending him some sort of message. He became increasingly unnerved and sat silent for the entire hour.
It was a good meeting. Thanks, Dali!
Of course, the museum is temporarily closed, but you can visit virtually, via the Dali Museum app.
Dali had a huge impact in a variety of media. Including as a painter…
… and as filmmaker. With the great Luis Bunuel, he made Un Chien Andalou a surreal fantasy
Un Chien Andalou has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial “once upon a time” to “eight years later” without the events or characters changing. It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes.’
If you missed seeing this in college, or when it was used as the “opening act” for David Bowie concerts in 1976, you can watch it now.
Note: It’s weird, wild and contains (simulated) violence and lots of other crazy stuff.
Oh yeah, he also did album covers.