Salvador Dali

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‘The post-booze half has been the happier half of my life by far,’ says Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper is rock’s greatest pantomime villain. In the sleeve notes for a lavish box set titled The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, the Detroit-bo(...)

Maria  Pilar Abel Martinez (62), who claimed to Salvador Dali’s daughter. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

DNA evidence taken from the recently exhumed body of Salvador Dalí has shown that he is not the father of a woman who had claimed to be the only child(...)

Salvador Dali in a March 6th, 1975 photo taken in New York. The DNA recovered from the remains will be compared with samples from Pilar Abel, who claims to be the result of a liaison her mother had with Dalí in 1955. Photograph: AP

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark mous(...)

 This file photo taken on 13th December , 1972 shows Spanish artist Salvador Dali in Paris. Photograph: AFP

A Madrid judge has ordered the remains of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in order to take DNA samples following a paternity cla(...)

Today is the feast of St John the Baptist. And I note this here with many apologies to my betters above me on this page as I, if ever so slightly, e(...)

17/05/2017 - PIECES OF ME - Glenda Gilson, in Castleknock, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Glenda Gilson is a model and television presenter who is best known for her work on the fashion and celebrity programme Xposé. She is married to busin(...)

A detail from the cover of Lady Gaga’s Artpop (2013)  by   Jeff Koons. Label: Interscope Records

There’s more to that record collection you’ve begun to accumulate than the sounds on the grooves. In front and around many great albums is very often (...)

Krendl, the Escapist: “You have to focus on your heart rate. You know you’re losing consciousness, because your fingers go numb.”

We’re sitting in a bar opposite the Folies-Bergères, and I keep waiting for someone to produce an egg out of my ear. I am having drinks with a trio of(...)

Detail of The Persistence of Memory (1931), by Salvador Dalí, who may  have suffered  from Parkinson’s disease

Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their work, researchers claim. Groundbreaking analysis of t(...)

Michel Déon with a portrait of himself in his home in Co Galway. In ‘La Chambre de Ton Pere’, Déon recounted how the portrait was painted. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The novelist Michel Déon, the French writer most closely associated with Ireland, died in hospital in Galway on Wednesday at the age of 97. Déon’s t(...)

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