The Pompidou Centre in Paris has put forward an exhibit focusing in on the creative genius of the infamously self-promoting and evidently money hungry Salvador Dali. The exhibit is meant to move past his more notorious character aspects and bring to light his influence on contemporary performance art. Beginning November 21st, the exhibit will remain until March 25th.
Once dubbed "Avida Dollars" for his love of money, Dali is regarded by some as little more than a marketing product, his Spanish home an obligatory tourist stop, his trademark melting watches the inspiration for money-spinning souvenirs.
But a new show at the Pompidou Centre lays bare the extent of his creative genius, exploring how his experiments with painting, cinema, advertising and installations influenced movements from Pop Art to today's performance art.