Artwork Title: Dali Atomicus - Artist Name: Philippe Halsman
Dalí Atomicus (1948) by Halsman in an unretouched version, showing the devices which held up the various props and missing the painting in the frame on the easel.... The 1948 work Dalí Atomicus explores the idea of suspension, depicting 3 cats flying, a bucket of thrown water, and Dalí in mid air. The title of the photograph is a reference to Dalí's work Leda Atomica which can be seen in the right of the photograph behind the 2 cats. Halsman reported that it took 28 attempts before a satisfactory result was achieved. ( See version with painting on easel at See film at
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