Exhibit opens August 7
The knock on Salvador Dalí is that while in the 1930s he was the greatest and most unnerving of the Surrealists, he later dwindled to a clown with a limited bag of tricks. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has set out to rehabilitate Dalí's post-1940 output. Some of it may look cheesy, but even into the '60s the aging prankster could put some powerful inventions on canvas: haunting crucifixions in which Christ hangs in space or madly intricate dot paintings in which images swim out of images. See for yourself.