Dali authored a cookbook in 1973 and it’s as surreal as it gets

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Salvador Dalí was best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work, but did you know he was also the author of something as practical and down-to-earth as a cookbook? Published in 1973, it’s a big, gold cookbook with very old-school classic recipes, like lobsters glazed in aspic. Add a healthy dose of his signature surrealism via some intensely erotic paintings and you’ll get an idea why this is such a collector’s item.

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Nikolay Panayotov

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Taking inspiration from Miro, Dali, and Picasso amongst others, Paris-based artist Nikolay Panayotov creates his own vibrant, surrealist/Cubist style.

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Stephen Tompkins

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 15 March 2008

Stephen Tompkins makes some impressive Lichtenstein-esque paintings that look like Dali comic books. He is also a prolific experimental musician who makes dark, ambient sound collages and minimalist, beat-driven compositions.

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