Dali Atomicus

Dali Atomicus

“Dali Atomicus” by Philippe Halsman.

This photograph was shot live. It took 26 attempts, & over five hours to get it to look like this. Halsman would count, & on ‘four’, Salvador Dali would leap in the air, three assistants would throw cats, one other assistant would chuck the bucket of water, & Halsman’s wife would hold the chair as Halsman took the picture.


“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams. ” — Salvador Dali


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