Dalí Paris, which has welcomed over 150,000 international visitors each year for the last twenty-five years, has undergone a major refurbishment. The exhibition and gallery space on Rue Poulbot in Montmartre has been closed for four months over the winter for complete renovation and reworking of the interior and will re-open on Friday April 13, 2018.
Visitors will be able to view the private collection of artworks amassed by Beniamino Levi, President of the Dali Universe, one of Salvador Dalí's great collectors; over 300 artworks from this private collection are on show.
Anticipating the contemporary art scene, Dalí explored new areas of creation, including design, fashion, theatre, cinema and advertising.
Each decisive meeting with Albert Skyra, Elsa Schiaparelli, Alfred Hitchcock and Jacques Daum, encouraged Dalí to create innovative sculptural artworks that still inspire today. The entire exhibition is about shapes and distortions and the notion of matter in fusion (like the lost wax technique) the metamorphosis of objects on the painter's canvas, like the "moving shapes of the immobile rocks" at Cape Creus, that deceive the viewer's senses.
Architect and scenographer, Adeline Rispal, has redesigned the museum's spaces; creating scenography that reveals an essential aspect of Dalí's oeuvre. A new important space has been created, dedicated to the collector, editor and gallerist Beniamino Levi which introduces visitors to the exhibition. The sales gallery has been enlarged, and a new gallery space created on ground level, with windows looking on to Rue Poulbot.
In the spirit of great art editors and gallery owners such as Maeght or Beyeler, Dalí Paris has decided to curate a selection of artworks that represent a variety of Dalí's techniques and themes; sketches, watercolors, engravings and sculptures in multiple editions will be on view.
Amongst the pivotal artworks on display are the Persistence of Memory, Alice in Wonderland, and Space Elephant museum - sized sculptures in bronze.
Dali Paris hopes to welcome many more visitors this year to this exciting renovated art space dedicated to Dali, in the heart of Montmartre.
For further information: www.dalíparis.com