The Dalí Universe artwork collection, depicts one man’s quest to bring Dalí’s three-dimensional artworks to the notice of the public. Mr Levi, President of the Dalí Universe, met Dalí for the first time over forty years ago. As a major collector and gallery owner, specializing in Surrealism, he was immediately fascinated by Dalí’s sculptural work, and realized this aspect of the artist oeuvre was not known to the world at large. After a life dedicated to collecting and locating Dalí’s artworks, he has assembled an extraordinary collection of sculptural works, that truly captures Dalí’s desire to see his iconic images transformed into three dimension.
Today the Collection is internationally renowned, having been seen by more than twelve million people around the world and exhibited in over one hundred museums and locations.
The collection of artworks include bronze sculpture, in monumental and museum size, Daum Glass sculpture, Dalí d’Or gold objects, and brilliant jeweled sculptures containing precious stones.
As Dalí world expert, Nicholas Descharnes notes, ‘over a forty year period, the Dalí Universe has assembled the world’s foremost collection of Dalí sculpture, reflecting Dalí’s vision in three dimensions’.
The Collection offers models of objects and sculptures eponymous with the surrealist epoca of the 1930s, produced by galleries and collectors who worked with Dalí, such as Mannequin Javanais (1969) , Yin and Yang (1968) and the Venus with Drawers (1964).
Over the last twenty years the Collection has expanded with the introduction of newly acquired pieces, indeed the acquisition process is ongoing.
Monumental works from the Collection have been displayed all over the world in major cities including Melbourne, Beijing, Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai and Paris.
The Collection continues to be exhibited an attract the attention of press and the public. It is notable for its unique quality, it could never be assembled today and has been Mr Levi’s lifetime quest.