Saturday, 20 January 2007

Dali at the Movies

Poster for Spellbound (unknown artist) and Dalí's memorable Man-with-a-Wheel dream sequence in Hitchcock's classic movieHere's gobsmacking news: Tate Modern has announced an exhibition worth visiting! And it's discovered cinematic art! Cor blimey, Sir Nick! What's the world coming to? Dalí & Film is the first exhibition to focus on Salvador Dalí's fascination with movies, including his surrealist contributions to such classics as Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Luis Buñuel's Un Chien andalou (1929) and L’Âge d’or (1930) and Walt Disney's Destino (1946). Altogether, more than 100 works will be assembled for this ground-breaking exhibition - including 60 of Dalí's paintings -, from 1 June to 9 September 2007. It's expensive at £11 and tight-fisted for silver surfers at £8 (88%). Mutter, mutter. For this blog I've combined evocative poster art for Spellbound by an unknown artist with one of Dalí's memorable scenes for Hitchcock's classic movie: the man holding a wheel (a revolver).


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