A Throwback Film of Salvador Dalí by Andy Warhol from 1966

Throughout Andy Warhol's career, the artist filmed over 500 "screen tests." Warhol believed that the organic nature of the close-up and the glamour of film captured something rare and unique. Meanwhile, in another corner of the art world, Salvador Dalí was exploring surrealism and its capacity for meaning. Dalí openly disliked the constriction of some of Warhol's artistic approaches, but in 1966, he agreed to participate in a screen test, which lasted nearly half a minute. While the clip is strange, there's something exciting about it. We recommend giving it a couple of plays and pondering whether these two artists were on to something. 

[via Openculture]

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