Lobster Club, Lobster Phone, and Lobster Lego.

Lobster Telephone (1936) by Salvador Dali (1904-1989). Purchased 1981 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03257

The relaunch of Colby Mugrabi‘s site Minnie Muse got me thinking of Dali’s Lobster Phone.  Mugrabi held her launch party at the new Lobster Club in New York City, a fitting location given the influence of Picasso, Pollock, and (Richard) Prince on the design of the space.  Salvador’s obsession with lobsters is another immediate association in light of the restaurant’s name, logo, and pre restaurant launch landing page that featured Dree Hemingway‘s (great granddaughter of the great Ernest) face obscured by, you guessed it, a lobster.

Dree Hemingway photographed by Richard Burbridge for Vogue Italia in November 2010 issue. Repurposed by The Lobster Club for their landing page prior to the Grand Opening of their restaurant in November 2017.

Thanks to Mugrabi’s new site, I’ve revisited Dali’s fixation with lobsters, and in the process, I came across The Little Artists, John Cake and Darren Neave, who recreate famous works of art using Legos.

Lego Salvador Dali and his lobster phone by The Little Artists.

You can get a card of lego Dali and his lobster phone on Redbubble and find the real one on display at the Tate Modern in London.

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a curious person still searching for the poem that Nezami Ganjavi wrote about the prince who toured his kingdom only to find crumbling structures, causing him to reflect on the transience of life.

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