Dali, Yes Dali, Sold Out to Cash In

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If you harbored the fantasy that master artists pre-dating Shepard Fairey and Andy Warhol never sold out to ad hype, be forewarned: your fantasy is just that.

Boing Boing points us to Dali himself pushing Lanvin chocolates, Veterano and - of all things - Alka-Seltzer.

The marketing minds behind brands like Red Bull and Apple can vouch for that legend goes a long way. Rumour has it Dali was stillborn, coming violently to life only after an uncle blew cigar smoke into his face.

After seeing the ads (which, because of or despite weird whimsy, are quite fascinating), you just may believe it.

by Angela Natividad    May-18-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials   

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Angela-do us all a favor and tone down on the over-writing and unnecessary adjectives.

Posted by: veedub on May 18, 2007 6:08 PM

Overwriting, veedub?? You've been reading Ad Age far too long and have become complacent with their ho hum style of delivery. Don't you want a bit more spice in your life? Angela is here because she is smart, writes exceptionally well and has a welcome witty approach to her coverage of things. We've had nothing but accolades since she joined.

Posted by: Steve Hall on May 19, 2007 12:34 PM

There is absolutely no truth about the comment on Dali's birth. He was concieved and born under no unusual circumstances other then it was just nine months after the death of his brother.

Posted by: Leo Madrid on May 19, 2007 7:35 PM

There is absolutely no truth about the comment on Dali's birth. He was concieved and born under no unusual circumstances other than it was just nine months after the death of his brother.

Posted by: Leo Madrid on May 19, 2007 7:36 PM







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