Dali: The Wines of Gala | Author: Salvador Dali

Hot on the heels (or lobster claws) of the best-selling Salvador Dalí phenomenon, Les Dîners de Gala, we presents the artist’s equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: Vins de Gala.

A Dalínian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines “according to the sensations they create in our very depths.”

Bursting with imagery, the book features more than 140 illustrations by Dalí. Many of these are appropriated artworks, including various classical nudes, all of them reconstructed with suitably Surrealist, provocative touches, like Jean-François Millet’s The Angelus, one of Dalí’s favorite points of reference over the decades.

Dalí was by this stage a devout Catholic, simultaneously captivated by science, optical illusion, and the atomic age. Rather than any prescriptive classification, this must have book is a flamboyant, free-flowing manifesto in favour of taste and feeling, as much a multi sensory treat as a full-bodied document of Dalí’s late-stage oeuvre, in which the artist both reflected on formative influences and refined his own cultural legacy.

Author: Salvador Dali
Editor: Hans Werner Holzwarth
31.5 x 22.5 x 3.5cm
296 pages


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