Robert Mankoff, January 11 2014:
"There’s a René Magritte retrospective at MOMA called “The Mystery of the Ordinary,” which covers the artist’s work from 1926 to 1938, the golden era of surrealism, during which Magritte and Salvador Dalí helped establish that art form in the public mind. And, in the public’s mind, at least as reflected in the mind of New Yorker cartoonists, that art form was anything but ordinary, and begged to be spoofed."
Artist: Salvador Dali, 'Lobster Telephone', 1936
courtesy: Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002
All kids have found lobster-telephones and look at Mr. Dali on the right...
(See Vasant Sarwate's वसंत सरवटे take on another of Dali's famous picture in this post dated Sept 26 2010.)