Film

Dalí in 3-D: Alan Cumming to Star in ‘The Surrealist’

The artist in 1951. (Photo by Ron Gerelli/Express/Getty Images)

“If you’re going to make a film in 3-D, Surrealism is what to make it about,” filmmaker Philippe Mora told The Observer by phone. And so that is pretty much exactly what Mr. Mora is doing. He is working on a movie right now called The Surrealist, about painter Salvador Dalí and his tempestuous wife, Gala. Alan Cumming and Judy Davis are taking the lead roles.

“It’s about an imaginary love affair that he had with the Mona Lisa,” Mr. Mora explained. “Gala gets jealous, even though it’s an imaginary lover. That’s quite a woman to compete with!” Read More

Art Crime

Man Claims ‘Dali Society’ Cheated Him Out of Money

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According to Courthouse News Service, an amateur collector from Westchester County claims that the owner of the Salvador Dali Society (which allegedly has nothing to do with the official Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Spain) cheated him out of $75,000 for selling him a minor Dali work for more than it is worth. Read More