Dali Artifacts and Signatures

The images below represent many of the artifacts and signatures ollected while working with Dali. They are presented here for historical and educational purposes. I will update this area as time permits and when I come accross more of these gems. The artifacts are located in a gallery where you can scroll through them, the book signaures are linked to their cover photos independently.

Wheat Apparatus
Wheat Apparatus

Just before one Knoedler opening Dali gave me the chore to find lots and lots of plastic wheat fronds. I tried and tried, but could not find plastic wheat anywhere. During this search I presented him with the Homage I did for him in Rowlux. In bringing it up to his room, he started yelling and yelling that I was not spending my time on the right thing. The right thing was pictured in this drawing, wheat fronds attached to little springs which would blow chaotically in front of a fan.

Signature on Rowlux
Signature on Rowlux

I have a few signatures on Rowlux films, this is an example

Signature on Rowlux
Signature on Rowlux

I have a few signatures on Rowlux films, this is an example

The Dynamic 3D Clock Prototype
The Dynamic 3D Clock Prototype

This particular Rowlux film has the lens in only one side of the film as opposed to both on most of the films they make. So a single sheet has no optical effect. But put one sheet of this on top of another, and turn it and the effect goes from nothing to very large and back. Since this delighted Dali he felt we could make a clock where the movement of time would change the optical effect....and at each time there would be a different complete Dali signature...the proto here only had 7 time slots

Dynamic 3D CLock Prototype
Dynamic 3D CLock Prototype

Here the two sheets art on top of each other showing one position of the 3D effect

Another Signed Piece of Rowlux
Another Signed Piece of Rowlux

Collection of Enrique E Zepeda

Madonna Drawing
Madonna Drawing

This drawing of a madonna is a copy of the madonna owned by the Encyclopedia Britannica. I brought it to Albert Field who identified it as real.......but Dali was just upstairs, so it was shown it to him.

Madonna Drawing
Madonna Drawing

Dali looked at the drawing, looked at Albert, looked at me...turned it over and wrote...IS NOT Salvador Dali

Book Frontispiece
Book Frontispiece

Frontispiece for the thoughts I was writing at the time

Dali Ink SIgnature
Dali Ink SIgnature

Dail signed this heavy card sheet for me by pouring ink out of the bottle and dragging the bottle to make the signature

Mystique of the Anus
Mystique of the Anus

Dali did this drawing for me when we were busy counting wrinkles in Anus's. Dali was convinced 35 was a magic number, and in fact, he said an anus would have exactly 35 wrinkles. He would bring in models who thought the were going to get drawn and they would have to drop their pants or skirt so we could count the wrinkles...and if it did not come out to 35, he would make me start over...marking each one.....too funny. The anus in this drawing is actually a medusa

Desire
Desire

Ink drawing of violin hipped woman. One of the perks of hanging with Dali was that there were always beautiful models around. On occason Dali would discuss them with me and this drawing occured after one with really pronounced hip bones had been aound.

Myself as a Jester
Myself as a Jester

This self portrait was done to make me mimic one of the jesters that were on the walls of the St Regis cocktail lounge. (See photo's of Dali and I in photo section)

Ghost of Vermeer Drawing
Ghost of Vermeer Drawing

Dali also did this ink drawing for the most part with the edge of the ink bottle. Of course it was don in front of an audience, who sighed and squeeled with delight at his movements while drawing

Dalinian Angel
Dalinian Angel

I asked Dali about this angel in one of his paintings and he immediately did a drawing of it

Early Artist Proof Tristan + Isolde
Early Artist Proof Tristan + Isolde

Made before the cup and wine special plastics were made for the first Dali ROWLUX lithograph

Louis Markoya

The Continuity and Evolution of Surrealist and Nuclear Mystical Art  

 Former Protege' to Salvador Dali'