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The Dalí Universe is a company specializing in Salvador Dalí, managing one of the largest private collections of Dalí artworks in the world.
Salvador Dalí was not only a painter, he was a multi-faceted artist in every sense of the word. Undisputed master of Surrealism, he never limited himself to canvas or to two dimensional artworks. Glass-crystal, furniture, jewels and most of all bronze sculptures: his art emanated through every medium.
The organization is headed by Mr Beniamino Levi, an Italian art dealer and collector who worked with Dalí during the 1960s. Beniamino Levi was fascinated by Dalí’s ability in using different mediums and dedicated his entire life to collecting Dalí artworks, focusing on three-dimensional creations. In fact today’s Dalí Universe artwork collection is a result of years of endeavor by Mr Levi, who began collecting Dalí when he opened Galleria Levi in Milan in 1955. Beniamino Levi is not only a world recognized expert on Salvador Dalí and Modern Art, he was there when it all happened.
The Dalí Universe Collection features the largest grouping of Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures, surrealist furniture, gold objects, glass sculpture, hand signed graphics, gouaches and many other artworks. Passionately assembled over the past 40 years, this unique collection speaks for itself: it is one of the world’s most significant collections of Dalí sculpture and three dimensional artworks.
Artworks from the collection have toured and be loaned to over one hundred prestigious museums and locations worldwide, and have been seen by more than twelve million visitors. This extraordinary collection brings to light a previously unknown aspect of Dalí’s work, allowing sculpture to take on an important role.
The Dalí Universe also owns valuable copyrights to Dalí images and is the editor of 29 Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures which are amongst the most famous iconographic images created by Dalí during his lifetime.
The Dalí Universe flagship exhibition space is located in the heart of Montmartre, Paris. Dalí Paris is the only permanent exhibition in Paris entirely dedicated to Dalí where visitors are able to discover part of the Dalí Universe collection.