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Dali's Moustaches: An Act of Homage

Boris Friedewald. Philippe Halsman, et al., photos. Stephan von Pohl, trans.
Item #: D01288
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 144 / 2017
Publisher: Prestel.
ISBN: 9783791382555
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Whether curled into a figure 8 or splayed like a cat's whiskers, Salvador Dalí's moustache was—and remains—a world renowned icon. Yet when asked to explain why he styled it in seemingly comic fashion, the artist remarked that his moustache was "the most serious part" of his personality. Boris Friedewald tells Dalí's story through the various moustaches he wore throughout his life—carefully cultivated, staged, and photographed—and how their evolving style signified key points in his artistic metamorphosis. The heavily illustrated book reveals how Dalí devised and maintained his signature 'stache, and how it came to influence numerous figures in his wake, from Ringo Starr to Lady Gaga.

 

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