Genius, eccentric, exhibitionist: There is no shortage of adjectives to describe the great surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 1989). Yet this iconic artist and controversial thinker remains a figure shrouded in mystery. Plunging into the Spanish painter s unbridled, fantastical universe, graphic novelist Edmond Baudoin takes us on the trail of a man known as much for his talent for self-promotion as for his bold and extraordinary work. He emerges with a convincing personal vision of the man behind the artist. Commissioned by the Pompidou Centre, Paris, Dali is a graphic novel of rare brilliance, which captures in beautifully expressive detail the life of one of the world s most instantly recognizable painters.