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different story. Who knows? The collection is comprised of three rooms of surrealistic paintings, sculptures and furniture pieces. The melting clocks are here, as is the elephant on tall slender legs. Much of the collection could be classified as furniture art. –An art critic once asked Dalí what the inspiration behind one of his pieces was. Dalí, taken aback, answered that he didn’t know, he had only painted it, explains Wallin. It is in this landscape of the fourth dimension that the guided tour continues, we look at a deformed clock. – What is reality? That which is visible? Or, can it be something else? For example, according to Dalí’s way of thinking death is not the end: we only leave our earthly bodies thinking, death and traverse to the fourth dimension. The clock reminds you of her running sisters, but its symbolism is tied to the fourth dimension, explains Wallin. Accordingly, Dalí continues to live. A direct link to a higher level is according to Wallin established by the Bakelite telephone on one of the side tables. Those who lift the receiver can ask questions and receive answers from the master himself. For those brave enough – or for those affluent
enough – to go the whole hog, you can hold a private Dalí-dinner for up to ten people in the gallery for 3 000 Euro. Everything is organised in the spirit of Dalí, with for example specially commissioned Dalí inspired cutlery and serviettes according to the customer’s wishes. The food is prepared according to Dalí’s cookbook and the sparkling wine served is the same as the one the artist served his own guests. Surrealistic, extravagant? The answer is Yes! The art gallery does not reflect the same cosmic layer, but still the art pieces here are of a high class. The emphasis is on contemporary art, both paintings and sculptures. In the gallery shop, you can find jewellery from jewellery designer Matti Hyvärinens, the designer of Dalí’s cutlery. The wineglasses draw one’s eye. – What about this? It is a disfunctional wineglass, which will hopefully be put into production soon. It would be perfect at the Dalí dinners as it would make it easier to get into a Dalí mood; he was apparently unconcerned about spilling a little wine here or there. Those who drink from this glass have the possibility of reaching the same level,laughs Wallin. All the objects in the Dalí collection are certified and numbered.
Archipelago Tourist Broschure.