Figueres

Hello Dali

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I once met Salvador Dali. It was – no surprise here – a completely unexpected experience. In the 1970s the great surrealist came to London to arrange for the sale of a set of limited edition etchings based on the travels of Don Quixote. I attended a meeting between him, his UK agent and some […]

Born To Be Surreal

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I’ve just visited the so-called ‘Dali Triangle’, including his wife’s castle-home in Pubol and his monument to surrealism in Figueres, and it has changed my opinion of the artist. Many wrote off Salvador Dali because of his unabashed commercialism, his bad-boy antics and his clown-prince behaviour. It’s an easy mistake to make, but a mistake […]