Salvador Dali hamming it up for the camera

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 January 2014

When Salvador Dalí departed the world of the living in 1989, he left behind him a superb legacy of surreal artworks, as well as these black and white portraits of him having a ball of a time with the camera. Which means that a quarter of a century later, we’re still smiling at Dali as […]

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Meet Salvador Dali, furniture designer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 17 September 2013

In the swinging thirties, famous surrealist Salvador Dalí hung out with a number of cool people from varied disciplines in Paris, including furniture designer Jean-Michel Frank. He sketched a bunch of furniture designed for Frank, including the Leda chair and low table in the 1935 Femme à latête rose.

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Just Dali skipping rope, that’s all

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 August 2013

What’s priceless? A picture fresh from the 60s, snapped by Francesc Català Roca, of our favorite surrealist artist Salvador Dali doing the darnest of things, skipping rope, that’s what.

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Imaginative pop culture icons drawn by Fabian Ciraolo

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

I love everything about Fab Ciraolo’s artwork: the hues, warped placement, and his imagination. In particular, I dig the way he magically portrays characters and pop icons (Ms. Monroe, The Exorcist, Dorothy, Mother Teresa, Edward Scissor Hands and Aaliyah, to name a few). It’s seductive, you can’t ignore it.

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Alice in Wonderland illustrations by Salvador Dali

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 4 January 2013

These rare, lesser-known Salvador Dali illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland are intriguing and surreal. These illustrations were compiled into a book and sold on Amazon for $12,900. It’s interesting to see such a famous artist’s interpretation of an even more famous novel.

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Help, your shelves got sucked into the ground

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 27 October 2012

Wow, we haven’t been this excited by shelves in a while. Did Salvador Dali rise from his grave to pull these shelves slump into the ground with him? Nope, you can thank London-based designers Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay, the partners-in-crime behind these Hole In The Ground shelves that will make any ground they sit on seem like quicksand.

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The Beautiful People series by Shehzil Malik

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By Shehzil Malik in New Illustration on Saturday 26 May 2012

As an illustrator and graphic designer, I find that whether it’s through their art or music, there are some personalities that simply change the way you look at the world. In an attempt to pay homage to their talent, I’m working on a series of illustrations featuring the likes of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. My work tries to capture the essence of their work, and at times imagines what they’d do in our current technology-savvy age. Warhol on Facebook? But, of course.

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Riusuke Fukahori’s Goldfish Salvation 3D art

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By Jessica Birkett in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

The use of layers to create 3D images is a long praised technique. Salvador Dali was, in fact, inspired by the use of layering to create three-dimensional atmospheres in the theater. But Riusuke Fukahori’s might be the most advanced, and arguably prettiest, application of the technique.

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Incredible photo-manipulations of Dali art by Paula Stirland

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By Paula Stirland in New Art on Wednesday 2 November 2011

If Salvador Dali had photoshop and the access to all the awesome stock images we do today, maybe his work would look something like these photomanipulations by Paula Stirland.

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Melbourne artist Gervaise Netherway

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By Lani Dafter in New Illustration on Monday 31 October 2011

Describing the work of my friend, Melbourne artist Gervaise Netherway, it’s hard not to notice the impalpable resemblence to the likes of Basquiat and Salvador Dali. Whether deliberate or not, he constructs that same surreal neo-impressionism. I can’t wait to hang one on my wall.

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Finnish designer Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen

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By Stuart McBratney in New Design on Friday 14 October 2011

Finnish graphic designer and illustrator Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen is kept busy helping Nike, Nokia and T-Mobile sell things. He’s also happy making art just for the sake of it. Commercial or otherwise, his work would make Salvador Dali proud, and possibly even hang up his lobster-shaped paintbrush.

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Cox Cookies and Cake

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 8 October 2010

Just when we thought the whole cupcake craze was starting to fizzle, along comes high-end shoe designer Patrick Cox with a rad new take on the scrumptious little treats. While soccer moms and sorority sisters might flock to New York’s pastel-hued Magnolia Bakery to satisfy their cupcake cravings, Cox Cookies & Cakes in London’s chicer-than-thou Soho District is the destination of choice for hipsters, fashionistas and film industry types.

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Destiny or Destino? Salvador Dali meets Walt Disney

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Monday 6 September 2010

In 1946, Spanish surrealist icon, Salvador Dali, formed an unlikely friendship with American animation legend, Walt Disney, and they spent a short time collaborating on a short film called Destino. Unfortunately, only eighteen seconds of Destino were ever shot, the project was postponed because of financial reasons, as well as word of it being too […]

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Candy pop installation art

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 3 November 2009

Taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll, Dr Seuss, and Salvador Dali, Rose Skinner creates vibrant installation art from candy, plastic, and toys. Of her work, she says: ‘my intricate compositions of eclectic materials play tantalizing games on your senses; you are bombarded with colors and textures sounds and smells, metaphors and iconography that are used often in ironic ways’.

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Barnaby Whitfield

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 25 March 2008

Barnaby Whitfield’s gleefully insane portraits look like what would happen if Salvador Dali and Ivan Albright got into a fist fight in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

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