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Author Lauryssens, Stan, 1946-

Title Dali & I : the surreal story / Stan Lauryssens
Edition First edition
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  709.2 Laurys Lau/Dai  AVAILABLE
Description 292 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dali. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and shady businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Stan didn't mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The artworks he sold came from some very questionable sources, but he soon discovered that the shadiest source of all was Dali himself." "The more successful Stan became, the closer he came to Dali, until he found himself living next door to the aging artists, in the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol's detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, business associates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dali. He learned about Dali's secret history, the studio of artists who produced his work, and the moneymaking machine that kept Dali's extravagant lifestyle afloat long after his creativity began to flounder."
"Dali & I offers a behind-the-scenes view of the commerce and conspiracy that go hand in hand in the international art world, written by a man who has been to the top only to discover that it's not so different from the bottom."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Lauryssens, Stan, 1946-
DalĂ­, Salvador, 1904-1989 -- Forgeries.
Art dealers -- Belgium -- Biography.
Impostors and imposture -- Belgium -- Biography.
Art -- Forgeries -- Economic aspects.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2008012729
ISBN 9780312379933
Other Titles Dali and I