Art: Dreams, Paranoiac

In Manhattan last week, having had as much advance publicity as Ringling Bros., Salvador Dali's new exhibition drew crowds that made the swank Julien Levy Gallery surge and prattle like the Normandie at sailing time. In the first five days sales totaled five drawings ($300-$800) and 14 paintings ($400-$3,000).

Persistent association with the smart money is suspect in an artist; so is a highly developed faculty for showmanship. Odd thing about Dali is that these qualities are apparently all of a piece with his art, yet his art has importance. Every Dali show since...

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