The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years (13 pics)




Last published in 1978, The Wines of Gala is Salvador Dali's eccentric guide to wine grapes and thei

Last published in 1978, The Wines of Gala is Salvador Dali’s eccentric guide to wine grapes and their origin. Filled with over 140 appropriated artworks and collages collected and created by Dali, the book is an equally surreal follow-up to TASCHEN’s reprinting of the artist’s cookbook  Les Diners de Gala . In addition to Jean-Francois Millet’s  The Angelus , which was a constant point of reference in Dali’s works, visuals include a Bacchus-like kitten, and a sort of tableau vivant featuring Dali himself.

In keeping with Dali’s efforts to create artwork based on his emotions, memories, and dreams, the artist chose to organize the wines in the book by how they influenced his mood. The groupings are appropriately imaginative classifications including such section titles as “ Wines of Frivolity ,” “ Wines of the Impossible ,” and “ Wines of Light .” A section in the book also outlines Dali’s method of ordering wine by emotional experience, quoting the artist’s famous credo: “A real connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”

The 296-page wine bible published by TASCHEN is now available for pre-order . (via It’s Nice That )

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

 

 

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years

The Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years




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