Salvador Dali Paris-ing With His Anteater Friend
What would you do if there were too many ants in your apartment? Get pesticide? Nah, use the Salvador Dali approach and just buy an anteater. The artist was inspired by humans as well as animals for his drawings, but that was just the beginning of him being eccentric. His out-of-the-ordinary choice of pets was one of his quirks. We know that Dali had a troubled marriage, and probably pets kept him company.
A few sources tell that the anteater was not his pet. But in 1969, The photo of him walking the Vermilingua in Paris became famous. Just a plain metro ride with a funky-looking pet. Dalí made a tribute to his friend André Breton called “André Breton le tamanoir,” which literally translates as Andre Breton, the anteater. Now that was a special kind of friendship; he was letting us in on the joke, I guess. In the meantime, my’ friends’ won’t even attend my birthday party because I told them we were going to the zoo to see lizards.