Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dali & I: The Surreal Story by Stan Lauryssens

I LOVED IT! :) Finally...a good, satisfying read... A very straight-forward story, but great for those of you who love art and have heard of the name Salvador Dali. Think a weird, crazy clown who can paint. That's Dali.

His artworks have been sold for millions (USD, mind you)! Now, the word 'his' here is vague, because according to this book, half of Dali's famous paintings, aren't even Dali's! Shocking? It seems that he had 3 other painters who painted on his behalf :) So if you had previously purchased a signed, dated, and numbered Dali piece,...and paid a hefty sum for it,...you may have been taken for a ride :P ladida

This paragraph from the book jacket pretty much sums it all: Dali & I offers a behind-the-scenes view of the commerce and conspiracy that go hand in hand in the international art world, written by a man who has been to the top only to discover that it's not so different from the bottom...

My verdict? A MUST READ!

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