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    Salvador Dali

    What's the story here? Was this just a one-day-kinda-perf-art-thing or did he really own this?

    Salvador Dali and his pet anteater
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    Maybe. Maybe not. His life at times was performance and the anteater can be just a prop. This was way before Lady Gaga.

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    He was known to have a pet ocelot. Why not an anteater?

    Salvador Dali used to complain that there wasn't enough surrealism in the world. He once said it was a shame that when you went to a restaurant and ordered a nice piece of fish the waiter never brought you a flaming phone book.
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    marketerer

    dali was certainly a "commercial" artist. he, but more his wife gala, was very focused on commercial success, pr, and selling his art!

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    Dali had some very good quotes and my favourite is "The difference between me and people who are mad, is that I'm not mad". On another note, I remember someone who played tennis with him, who said he had a marvellous way of going for the ball, without actually hitting it.
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    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Dali his life was art. There's a fun Dali museum in Barcelona. He was also quite entrepreneurial.

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    OK. I'll bite...

    What does Dali have to do with photography?

    If you tell me his work was photographs of real things/people, I'll tell you you're nuts.

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    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    he would have loved "the flaming carrot"

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    Leigh, though I read he was was involved in short films at some point, tis a stretch, but think his impact on photography garners him a seat here. But if the mods wish, move to Lounge or more appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    What does Dali have to do with photography?
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