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Dalí i Domènech, Salvador

Soft Self-Portrait with Grilled Bacon

Oil on canvas
61 x 51 cm
Dalí Theatre-Museum

A spectre full of irony, where an amorphous, soft face appears, supported by crutches, which Dalí considered his self-portrait, with a pedestal that bears the inscription of the title of the work and, above, a slice of fried bacon, a symbol of organic matter and of the everyday nature of his breakfasts in New York’s Saint Regis Hotel. Dalí always remembered the piece of flayed skin with which Michelangelo represented himself in the Sistine chapel in the Vatican and argued the most consistent thing of our representation is not the spirit or the vitality, but the skin.

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014.

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  • Soft Self-Portrait with Grilled Bacon

    Soft Self-Portrait with Grilled Bacon