Photos and Articles from my time working with Salvador Dali

Photo's During Dali

Cybernetic Bride
Cybernetic Bride

Finding the space helmet TV in a local store there was only one thing I could think of, making a cybernetic bride, her head full of 13 channels of news, shows and movies. Painting the full mannikin silver to match the exterior of the television completed the look. The silver decapitated mannikin head was later presented to Dali and Gala in the King Cole Bar with a red latex rubber lobster attached to its top as a centerpiece. A second latex lobster was presented to Captain Beefheart.

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Early Experiments with Stereoscopy
Early Experiments with Stereoscopy

Sitting in front of an early set of front surface mirrors with experimental stereo data for work with Dali. I had bought a Stereo Realist camera, and was shooting props for use in Dali paintings. Set the mirrors up to test the stereo technique as to gain an understanding on achieving the best stereoscopic result....providing the maximum depth. I forgot to mention my horse shoe crab eppilets, which made me a major general of surrealism.

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Stereo Experiments
Stereo Experiments

Wider view showing my attic studio with perspective machine on lamp pole

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Ceramic Urchin Skull
Ceramic Urchin Skull

Contemplating the inellegence of the bumps of a Sea Urchin, I fabricated a ceramic skull which materialized the bumps in bone that appeared i the photo "Artist as a Sea Urchin"

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Traumatiscism of Birth
Traumatiscism of Birth

Again reliving the intruterne memories and re-creating a famous Dali Halsman image. I appear naked on the perfection of an egg. The shot as I recall took forever because the family jewels kept creeping into view

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Leticular array 1
Leticular array 1

Optical effects were a major deal in working with Dali, to that end I would scower the Edmund Scientific catalog each year and order the pieces that I felt were most promising. Dali loved these arrays as he felt they allowed him to see the world as a fly would....and we all know how he loved the antigravitationl fly

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Lenticular Array 2
Lenticular Array 2

A second lenticular array wth me holding my favorite cane at the time. Dali would ask for this cane, which was real gold, and a present, probably 3 times a week. Even though it was inscribed with my name!!! I ended up giving Dali 2 canes from my collection that he begged for, one was an acrylic light up cane that he delighted in, the second had a lens and an image of an unknown woman in the lensed cap.

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Painting with my Velvet Skullcap
Painting with my Velvet Skullcap

Another Dalinian pose and me painting in velvet

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Artist as Sea Urchin
Artist as Sea Urchin
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Photographers Contact Sheet
Photographers Contact Sheet

Contact sheet from the shots taken at a Dali Press Conference on Cloning. Mostly of Dali and I, who shared the spotlight on this occasion, and then Albert Fields, Dali's work registrar, and a woman I don't remember. This was a particularly rare occasion as Gala actually was quite friendly to me and sat on my lap, to which Dali got really upset as I was not worthy of being Gala's chair

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Alice Cooper and Dali
Alice Cooper and Dali

Opening of The Dali Hologram Room at Knoedlers. The only shot I took as I was so busy helping with the exhibit setup, even during openinig day

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Cybernetic Woman
Cybernetic Woman

Another shot with my silver TV headed muse. I believe this work predated famed video artist Nam June Paik for such a design...

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Pose from Impression of Africa
Pose from Impression of Africa

Pose taken from a great Dali painting Impression of Africa. In my studio. In the background is an interesting work....it was a drawing of a breast, shaded carefully so to give an entirely different view through each of the fesnel lens's in the array placed above it.

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Working on Dali's Homage
Working on Dali's Homage

Here is the Homage in progress, with the Rowlux taped to boards to see how the 3D effect of the fly's glow was working

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Enlargement from the Press Conf
Enlargement from the Press Conf

I only had a few enlargements from the artists contact sheet seen earlier, I have a few 11x14 enlargements signed, but I think these few images give a feeling for Dali's and my working relationship

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Psse 2, Press Conference
Psse 2, Press Conference

For this Press Conference, Dali had me do research for Cloning. While the 10 Secret Recipes for Immortality had just been completed, Dali wanted to know everything about cloning. I got what books were available, went to some local colleges and was discussing some of the findings here. Though cloning a carrot was state of the art at the time, Dali announced he would become immortal through the method...perhaps someday, somene will try

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Press Conf, another view
Press Conf, another view
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Newspaper Article
Newspaper Article

These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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News Article
News Article

These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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News Article
News Article

These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter. The Butterfly work behind me in this case is actually a Dali, and not mine as reported in the article

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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These articles represent a sample of the news items that appeared on or about me when I was working with Dali or shortly thereafter.

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