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The name of this director, musician, actor and artist is well known worldwide. Even though he has been criticized recently for his “masterpieces” nevertheless is great man indeed.

He started his career as a painter. It was in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. I suppose it was the greatest time in America when Andy Warhol, Jean-Micheal Basquiat, Patti Smith, David Bowie and many others were at the peak of their popularity and fame. At the same time Gallo performed as a rap and hip hop musician. By the way for some period of time he was a member of the band GRAY along with mentioned Jean-Micheal Basquiat. For me he is just stone-faced serious artist and director who actually pretends to be serious while being very ironic person in reality. So take it easy and never mind he is so strange guy. He is just kidding you. Really!

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There has always been a great woman behind every great man. For a French painter Salvador Dali that strong woman was Gala, a Russian lady, idolized by Dali. Just remember: all the female characters on his pictures are drawn from Gala. I have never heard any story which could be more romantic and tragic in the same time.

Elena Dyakonova, or Gala, was a mysterious and controversial figure, but she was a great friend and devoted assistant. When they met first, Gala was married. She was 36, Dali was 25, but it was like a lightning stroke for the artist: her appearance coincided with the image of an unknown Russian girl, whom Dali used to see in his dreams quite often. And additionally Salvador invented the ideal look of an elegant woman, which he was always looking for. So that all was in Gala, and he decided that Gala was totally his.

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