Art: Napoleon's Nose & Other Objects

Salvador Dali, a slick painter and a calculating showman, who has made surrealism into a lucrative side show, combines the methods of the old masters and the madness of a slap-happy showoff. Both method and madness were appallingly apparent, as usual, in a new Dali show of eleven recent paintings which opened this week in Manhattan's Bignou Gallery. He did all eleven in just nine months. The paintings were so delicately labored, so ingeniously jumbled, and so elaborately inconsequential that gallery-goers went away wondering how a mustachioed, 52-year-old child could possibly display such...

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