Wednesday, May 02, 2007

sensational art by Salvador Dali?

from the diary: “Tuesday 7/28/87

“On the bus home … Kim … told me a story about Salvador Dali … Dali had thrown a dinner party for a bunch of [titled nobility] … [A]fterward he led them into the ballroom of his palace/mansion to show off his latest work. Down came the curtain – he had purchased a real car wreck, even down to the dead bodies. Created quite a sensation. Some folks even vomited. I was dubious about the event’s occurrence. Kim dint doubt it tho she wasn’t sure she agreed with Dali’s methods …”

I haven’t been able to find any verification of this story on the web.

2 comments:

David Lee said...

Seems like an unlikely story. It's not as if no one was going to claim the corpses. Most people have family and most families want to bury their relatives.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Sure. I don't believe it happened the way Kim described it. (I didn't at the time; and I argued the same things you offer.) But where did the story come from? I don't believe it was Kim made it up. It sounds like the sort of story -- so transgressive! so that-can't-be-art! -- that would travel.