Tag : Salvador Dali

Yawn

Yawn

I can’t tell you how much the Surrealists hated mornings because I made it up. Still, the evidence is there…and there…and there.   You can find more unbelievable tales like this in my new book, Peter Duggan’s Artoons.   “Irreverent and uproariously hilarious…Peter Duggan’s Artoons is sensational…I can’t remember when I last laughed so much…I’m blown […]

Smarty Dali

Smarty Dali

First published in The Guardian, 6 August 2014.   Leons have been ponted and collapsed. Again. LMVQ!   Above is an ordinary statement, picked at random, from the future. Specifically 2039, twenty five years from now. I managed to get this because of my fairly rare ability to see forward in time. It’s kind of […]

Lost phone

Lost phone

First published in The Guardian, 23 July, 2014.   I bet you didn’t realise that Salvador Dali’s Lobster Telephone is a sexually charged object. The crustacean’s tail, where its sexual parts are located, is placed directly over the mouthpiece. Ooooo. Lobsters held erotic overtones for Dali. This seems very weird, but it is not as […]

This is not a knife

This is not a knife

First published in The Guardian online, 23 June 2011 This is a riff on Rene Magritte’s famous painting The Treachery of Images. It shows a pipe. Written below it are the words “Ceci nest pas use pipe.”, French for “This is not a pipe.” This highlights the fact that, despite its realism, this is a painting […]

Surrealists in love - Magritte and Dali

Surrealists in love – Magritte and Dali

First published 19 September 2012

Artistic Olympics

Artistic Olympics

First published in guardian.co.uk on 8 August 2012

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

First published 15 Feb 2012

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte

First published in guardian.co.uk on 23rd June 2011