whether or not his breath was foul has little to do with his art

We are all agreed, jheem and AnnaS, that Dali's breath has nothing to do with his art.

The Guardian art critic Robert Hughes was not critiquing Dali's art when he critiqued Dali's breath.

Dali's art has outlasted his breath. And I'm the happier for it.

I bought those Tarot Cards because I enjoy his art.

I didn't know anything about Dali's breath at the time except that he had drawn his last breath. [I thought that would make the Cards a better investment.]

BTW Van Gogh cut off his ear and that story is of interest to lovers of his art.

That doesn't mean that Van Gogh had no ear for music.