Not Your Dalí

Pretty fresh off the presses, decisive news from Spain that’s settled a recent quandary over some highly sought after Surrealist DNA. You probably read that in July a Madrid judge asked that the corpse of Salvador Dalí be exhumed for purposes befitting who’s-the-daddy episodes of The Jerry Springer Show — a paternity test. To the delight of his embalmer,…

Ladies of Surrealism

These days there are lots of art shows, all around the globe, that are seriously considering the profiles of women who have effectively contributed to art history, not only as muses or lovers of male geniuses, but as creators of new, fascinating, self-supporting pieces of art worthy of study. Following this trend, the Galeria Mayoral in Barcelona…

Noel Fielding

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton Canongate Books I don’t want to say ‘surreal’. It’s the invariable adjective for everything that Noel Fielding does: writing; performing; art; dress sense; persona. But I give you: hordes of medic-cats, gaggles of pop-eyed zombie fox-men, a “Self-portrait with Fried Egg for an Eye” and a camel on roller…