Most of us would’ve balked in fear seeing an animal this big up close, but most certainly not eccentric artist Salvador Dalí!
This photograph was taken by the renowned American portrait photographer, the late Philippe Halsman, in 1952. In 1956, Dalí created a sculpture called Rinoceronte vestido con puntillas (Rhinoceros dressed in lace). It’s just one of the many works by the artist which were inspired by the rhinoceros throughout his career.
All information in this article were sourced from Iconic Photos on Wordpress.
Like these random vintage photos? See more articles from the Overly Descriptive Title series in the Lomography Magazine!