SOLD - The Wines of Gala - Salvador Dali 1978 - Harry N. Abrams, New York - First Edition ‘Dalí's predictably eccentric follow-up to his absurdist cookbook Les Dîners de Gala... this is the modern wine bible we never knew we needed...’

Profusely illustrated throughout, with many full page colour plates of Dali's signature surrealistic paintings and drawings, as well as his doctored versions of 15th century miniatures and 19th century Academic works. Max Gerard describes 10 celebrated wines and Louis Orizet groups the world's wines into 10 categories according to the sensations they evoke. All housed in the thick oversized gold metallic dust jacket designed by Dali.

‘It’s the second section, “
Ten Gala Wines,” that hits the home run, blowing minds in the way Dalí masterpieces like “The Persistence of Memory” do. Writer Louis Orizet (a viticulturist and politician in Beaujolais), with help from Georges Duboeuf (a driving force behind the marketing campaign for Beaujolais Nouveau), sets out to explode wine criticism by categorizing wines by their emotional resonance, rather than prosaic features like geography or varietal. In his introduction to the section, Orizet lays bare his mission statement: to “organize wines according to the sensations they create in our very depths.”’ - Regan Hofmann, Punch Drink, 2015.
  Salvador Dali (1904 -1989) ‘Salvador Dalí is among the most versatile and prolific artists of the twentieth century and the most famous Surrealist. Though chiefly remembered for his painterly output, in the course of his long career he successfully turned to sculpture, printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing, and, perhaps most famously, film making in his collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred Hitchcock.’

The Art Story , web.

Quarto (book size 31 x 22.5 cm). pp. 296. Publisher’s illustrated white cloth featuring Dali painting, front board and spine lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket without price, as published.
  Condition: Near fine, small stain to lower corner of rear board, in near fine dust jacket with little rubbing to panels and spine ends, much nicer than usually encountered.   Ref: 109490   Price: HK$ 0