photolithograph and etched remarque on Japon nacré paper
Les Dîners de Gala
Paris: Draeger, Maitre Imprimeur, edition AP 37/50
22 x 29 1/2 in.
Framed: 27 1/4 x 34 3/4 in.
Collection of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Gift of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Beverly Cutler, 1997
“Here is the supergelatinous, the flabby, the supersoft, the viscous, the dish deserving a persistent memory…”
(*) A Lilliputian is an inhabitant of the island of Lilliput, an imaginary country described by Jonathan Swift in the novel Gulliver's Travels, whose residents stood about six inches tall. With the publication of Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliputian became a neologism – a newly coined word – used to describe something small or trivial.
Excerpt from Les Diners de Gala (Gala’s Dinners), 1973, by Salvador Dalí.