“Dali’s Mustache”

Dali’s Mustache is a photographic interview between Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali. The interview takes form as a sort of call and response type affair, in which a question is posed to Dali, and his moustache used to conjure up the response. I think that the book is genius, and I think it is doubly clever of Dali to allow us to see something so prized and almost intimate in so many different ways.

“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: ‘Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?’. Nobody dared touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of moustaches” – Dali

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One Response to ““Dali’s Mustache””

  1. Adolphe Menjou's Mustache ... and Legacy | Immortal Ephemera Says:

    […] Dali’s Mustache by Isabella Pepper includes Salvador Dali’s famous Menjou’s mustache quote, plus images from the book. […]

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