Salvador Dalí Figurines Let You Bring the Artist’s Surreal Paintings Into Your Home

Whether at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, a dorm-room wall, or any­where in between, we’ve all seen Sal­vador Dalí’s 1931 can­vas The Per­sis­tence of Mem­o­ry, and who among us would­n’t want to own one of the “melt­ing watch­es” it famous­ly depicts? Alas, tech­nol­o­gy has­n’t quite caught up to that flam­boy­ant Span­ish sur­re­al­ist’s vivid imag­i­na­tion: though clocks now come as flat as you like, no artis­ti­cal­ly mind­ed entre­pre­neur has yet put such a Camem­ber­tish­ly mal­leable one into pro­duc­tion. But that does­n’t mean you can’t sur­round your­self with the oth­er stuff of Dalí’s paint­ings, thanks to this set of col­lec­table fig­urines.

Just like the Hierony­mus Bosch fig­urines we fea­tured last month, these come from the UK man­u­fac­tur­er Para­s­tone, and you can browse the selec­tion on their Dalí page (or get them on Ama­zon). At the top of the post we have one of the tigers leap­ing from the mouth of a fish orig­i­nal­ly paint­ed in 1944’s Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pome­gran­ate a Sec­ond Before Awak­en­ing (anoth­er dorm-room favorite, inci­den­tal­ly). The folks at Para­s­tone describe it as “a Freudi­an image based on a dream from Gala, Dalí’s wife.” Their fig­urine drawn from the pre­vi­ous year’s Geopoliti­cus Child Watch­ing the Birth of the New Man, how­ev­er, bears a mes­sage: “The new human must free itself from its oppres­sive entwine­ment with the past.”

Or per­haps you’d pre­fer to add not just a touch of Dalí to your home, but a touch of Dalí depict­ing Dalí. In that case you might con­sid­er Para­s­tone’s three-dimen­sion­al ver­sion of his 1941 Soft Self-Por­trait with Grilled Bacon. describes the image as “a spec­tre full of irony, where an amor­phous, soft face appears, sup­port­ed by crutch­es” — the face of Dalí him­self — “with a pedestal that bears the inscrip­tion of the title of the work and, above, a slice of fried bacon, a sym­bol of organ­ic mat­ter and of the every­day nature of his break­fasts in New York’s Saint Reg­is Hotel.” Not only does the fig­urine thus fea­ture a vogue meat of the ear­ly 21st-cen­tu­ry, it ren­ders it in a man­ner that per­haps even Dalí, also a not­ed cook­book author, would con­sid­er good enough to eat. See the full fig­urine col­lec­tion here.

via Dan­ger­ous Minds

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Tarot Card Deck Designed by Sal­vador Dalí

Sal­vador Dalí’s 1973 Cook­book Gets Reis­sued: Sur­re­al­ist Art Meets Haute Cui­sine

Sal­vador Dalí’s Avant-Garde Christ­mas Cards

Walk Inside a Sur­re­al­ist Sal­vador Dalí Paint­ing with This 360º Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty Video

Hierony­mus Bosch Fig­urines: Col­lect Sur­re­al Char­ac­ters from Bosch’s Paint­ings & Put Them on Your Book­shelf

Based in Seoul, Col­in Mar­shall writes and broad­casts on cities and cul­ture. He’s at work on a book about Los Ange­les, A Los Ange­les Primer, the video series The City in Cin­e­ma, the crowd­fund­ed jour­nal­ism project Where Is the City of the Future?, and the Los Ange­les Review of Books’ Korea Blog. Fol­low him on Twit­ter at @colinmarshall or on Face­book.

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