With his sensational Channel 4 TV documentary about Salvador Dalí, Sewell may have created his masterpiece... it recounts the story of his "mutually confessional" friendship with the surrealist master, which flowered over four summers at Dalí's home in Cadaques on the Costa Brava in the late 60s and early 70s. Sewell was a comely young man holidaying alone, and the ageing Dalí invited him back to his house for lunch à trois with his wife, Gala.
I had to laugh when Sewell recalled an occasion when he was naked, lying in the armpit of a huge figure of Christ constructed out of debris, while Salvador Dali photographed him masturbating. Sewell said 'I had to wonder where it would all end'. Where it would end?