But scratch the surface, and Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp have more in common than you might think.
Next autumn, the Royal Academy will stage Dalí / Duchamp, a major exhibition exploring the relationship between these art-world giants. We'll have around 60 works, photographs, paintings and Duchamp's groundbreaking readymades.
The show will trace links between the two - who happened to be very close friends. Shared themes include eroticism, language and games. But what really binds the men together is their sense of humour: wit and laughter are at the very heart of both artists' practice.
This is going to be charming.
|What||Dalí/Duchamp, Royal Academy|
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
07 Oct 17 – 07 Jan 18, Fridays until 10pm
|Price||£ticket information available next year|
|Website||Click here to read more via the Royal Academy|