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Exhibition opens: LES DINERS DE GALA BY SALVADOR DALI
LES DINERS DE GALA BY SALVADOR DALI
On loan from the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Jan 13- Mar 27
“Les Diners de Gala” (Gala’s Dinners) was published in 1973 and instantly became a Salvador Dalí collectable. This unique cookbook was published as a collaboration between Dalí and a secret chef. The “secret chef” turned out to be chefs from the top French restaurants of the day–including Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon. Dalí was not only a brilliant artist, but also had a self-proclaimed refined taste for food and wine. Dalí’s introduction to the book states that since he was a little boy he wanted to be a master-chef. With 136 recipes in twelve chapters, this collection of eccentric formulas includes an entire chapter on aphrodisiacs, the correct use of atteletes (meat jewelry) and sketches of limbless dwarves eating eggs.
This exhibit showcases a portfolio of twelve lithographs that were released in conjunction of the book entitled “Les Diners De Gala” (printed in 1971). These lithographs are the outcome of Dalí’s experimentation with mixed media and are regarded as his most unique prints.
The exhibition is organized and traveled by the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University.