google.com, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 The NewYorkologist: Salvador Dali in New York City with American photographer Philippe Halsman, 1941

Salvador Dali in New York City
with American photographer Philippe Halsman, 1941

PICTURE OF THE DAY:

In 1941, American photographer Philippe Halsman met the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in New York City and they began to collaborate in the late 1940s. The 1948 work Dali Atomicus explores the idea of suspension, depicting three cats flying, water thrown from a bucket, an easel, a footstool and Salvador Dalí all seemingly suspended in mid-air. The title of the photograph is a reference to Dalí's work Leda Atomica (at that which can be seen in the right of the photograph behind the two cats.) Halsman reported that it took 28 attempts to be satisfied with the result. This is the unretouched version of the photograph that was published in LIFE magazine. In this version the wires suspending the easel and the painting, the hand of the assistant holding the chair and the prop holding up the footstool can still be seen. The frame on the easel is still empty.
Title: Salvador Dali A
Image also published as Dali Atomicus
Halsman, Philippe, photographer.
PD | Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.09633
[File: NYO401074]

No comments:

Post a Comment