Salvador Dalí’s cookbook Les Diners de Gala (1973) opens with the warning: “If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.” Named for his wife Gala, Dalí’s cookbook reflects the artist’s lifelong dream of becoming a chef and features 136 extravagant recipes for dishes like Thousand Year Old Eggs, Cytherean Meatballs, and more. Dalí also created a series of illustrations for the cookbook that depict his indulgent treats, but with a surrealist twist. For example, Dalí’s portrayal of a crayfish tower appears delicious, until a closer inspection reveals the upper body of Joan of Arc, arms gushing blood atop the feast.
Salvador Dali, Les Caprices Pinces Princiers, 1971, art-picture-les-caprices
18.9 x 22.44 inches.
Edition of 395
From Les Diners De Gala.
Features seperate original titled ‘Spoon on Crutches’.
Hand signed and numbered by Salvador Dali.
Sertificate of Authenticity included.