Dali & I: The Surreal Story

An extraordinary memoir of fortune, fraud, and the master of modern art.

Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and shady businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Stan didn’t mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The artworks he sold came from some very questionable sources, but he soon discovered that the shadiest source of all was Dalí himself.

The more successful Stan became, the closer he came to Dalí, until he found himself living next door to the aging artist, in the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, business associates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He learned about Dalí’s secret history, the studio of artists who produced his work, and the moneymaking machine that kept Dalí’s extravagant lifestyle afloat long after his creativity began to flounder.

Dalí & I offers a behind-the-scenes view of the commerce and conspiracy that go hand in hand in the international art world, written by a man who has been to the top only to discover that it’s not so different from the bottom


Anonymous said…
What a neat sounding story!
Shoshana said…
Sounds like a story I'd like to read!
Anonymous said…
There is a lot of new fraud cases with fake Dali art! More indictments coming out. This is crazy, I don't know if I'll continue to collect art prints anymore. There is also a movie coming out based on this book. I see a lot on the news about fake Dali prints and new websites like www.Art-Fraud.org what is real? whos not a fraud? Of course I bought a copy of the book and can't wait til it arrives..

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