JG Ballard portrait photo for the Radio Times in December 1973, references Salvador Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism ?

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a) A photograph of JG Ballard from the Radio Times, advertising the BBC program Omnibus that was televised on the 13th December 1973.

Whole double page spread from the magazine (source: https://twitter.com/woodg31)

b.i) References Salvador Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism?

This certain photo of JG Ballard most probably referenced Salvador Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism, as a number of portrait photos from that magazine appear to reference various paintings. It suggests that the photographer had some of the car wrecks repositioned especially for the composition


b.ii) Hand with fork becomes a car roof

b.iii) Merging heads with arms and knife becomes JG Ballard's head and shoulders with connecting hands.

b.iv)  Slice of meat and stocking draped over the edge become JG Ballard's shoes. Side of cupboard becomes the front grill of the car.

b.v) Organic form, clothing and draw become window of a car wreck

c.  See:HR Giger's Alien III (Side view II, first state) references portrait photo of JG Ballard for Radio Times (1973)?

Alien III (Side view II, first state) (Source "Giger" by HR Giger, Taschen)

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  1. Article about the JG Ballard portrait photo for the Radio Times in December 1973 referencing Salvador Dali's Autmnal Cannibalism posted on 20th December 1873