20 February 2014

Happy Birthday Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt and Salvador Dali at Dali’s Surrealist Ball, 1941.

There’s a René Magritte retrospective at MOMA called “The Mystery of the Ordinary,” which covers the artist’s work from 1926 to 1938, the golden era of surrealism, during which Magritte and Salvador Dalí helped establish that art form in the public mind. And, in the public’s mind, at least as reflected in the mind of New Yorker cartoonists, that art form was anything but ordinary, and begged to be spoofed.