A street artist works on his pavement piece in front of Goya portraits, sponsored by Credit Suisse and advertised on a construction hoarding outside the National Portrait Gallery. Creating his version of a Salvador Dali face on the ground, the artist chalks and smooths the features of the famous Spanish surrealist.
Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes 1746 – 1828 was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. In a scene of contemporary street art and that of high culture, we see a man trying to make a living outside versus a man who once did the same in another era.