Surrealistic Gastronomy


Series Title
Memories of Surrealism
Artist
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Date
1971
Medium
Etching and lithograph
Dimensions
Plate : 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (52.39 x 41.59 cm)
Sheet : 29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (75.57 x 53.98 cm)
Mat : 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Orville C. Beattie
Object Number
1977.2.22

Label
Dali’s text: “Films will be completely out in five years. Out, firstly, because nothing good has ever come out of them, except—perhaps—“Le Chien Andalou” which I made and which could have been given to those who would have liked to work a feeling of continuity. Then, and above all, because now exists the ‘video-cassette’ which I just received as a gift from Mr. Rosenberg. Just as squires, at some point, had their homecorpse, they can now own their home-video-cassette; with this they will be able to make their own pseudo- artistic shit and will no longer require film studios, for it is unthinkable, that in order to produce shit one should should have to go through film studios. People will produce their shit every morning without a script, without a photographer, without anything. With video-cassettes, the world will become a monumental garbage dump, where everyone will be able to relieve oneself at ease without any need to go to the movies.”

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
Surrealism