Museu Berardo – Belém
First stop: Museu Berardo. A godson of the King of England was hosting a dinner party when, suddenly, guests decided to engage in a food fight. Salvador Dalí was one of them, and he had a bright idea when he saw a lobster land right on top of a telephone. The idea wasn’t immediately successful. The piece was introduced in 1936 in New York, but was not selected for the first great Paris surrealist exhibition. Later, sponsored by the dinner host, Dalí produced ten telephone sets – four in black with the creature in its original colour, six in white. One of them has been part of the Berardo Collection since 1999.