Dali & I by Stan Lauryssens audiobook

Dali & I: The Surreal Story

By Stan Lauryssens
Read by William Dufris

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200134533

  • ISBN: 9798200134526

  • ISBN: 9798200134540

Runtime: 8.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Lauryssens didn't mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The artworks he sold came from some very shady sources. And he soon discovered that the shadiest source of all was Dalí himself. The more successful Lauryssens became, the closer he got to Dalí's inner circle, until he found himself living next door to the aging artist. There, while Lauryssens hid from Interpol's detectives, he learned more about Dalí's secret history, the studio of artists who produced his work, and the money-making machine that kept Dalí's extravagant lifestyle afloat long after his creativity began to flounder. Dalí & I offers a behind-the-scenes view of the commerce and conspiracy that can go hand-in-hand in the art world, written by a man who has been to the top only to discover it was no different than the bottom.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Crass, callous, sordid and cynical---thus, utterly true to the spirit of Dali and a certain bestseller. Kirkus
“Lauryssens, an award-winning European crime writer, boldly confesses his role in spreading the plague of phony Dalís in a jaw-dropping chronicle of jet-set swindling matched by an X-rated portrait-in-glimpses of one of the freakiest of art celebrities.” Booklist
“The art market is a dark circus of hope and deceit. Lauryssens provides us with an intimate portrait of Dalí, its mustachioed ringmaster: as eccentric as he is ingenious, as manipulative as he is fascinating.” Noah Charney, author of The Art Thief
“A highly readable blend of memoir and picaresque, Stan Lauryssens’s book explores the differences between the genuine and the bogus, not only in the business of art, but more important, in human relationships.” James Sexton, editor of Selected Letters of Aldous Huxley

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Author

Author Bio: Stan Lauryssens

Author Bio: Stan Lauryssens

Stan Lauryssens was an art dealer specializing in works by Salvador Dalí for over a decade. After spending time in prison for the sale of bogus Dalís, he turned to writing crime fiction. He won Belgium’s Hercule Poirot Award in 2002 for best crime fiction of the year. Lauryssens now divides his time between Antwerp and London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English