Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Surreal Concrete Sculpture Garden in the Mexican Jungle

Edward James was an eccentric poet, art collector and well-to-do heir who was an early supporter of Surrealism and a  sponsor of Salvador Dali.  Dali once said James was “crazier than all the Surrealists together.” Between 1949 and 1984, he built dozens of towering concrete structures at Las Pozas, a site named for its natural pools and waterfalls. It took a crew of about 150 people and more than $5 million to construct, a sum James raised by selling his collection of Surrealist art at auction.

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