Salvador Dalí in Aspen, Colorado.

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Thursday, 2020, January 30


The Dalí Universe is proud to collaborate with the Cha Cha Gallery of Aspen, in Colorado, with an extraordinary exhibition that shows the artistic sculptural production of Salvador Dalí alongside the contemporary art works of the permanent collection.

The exhibition “Salvador Dalí and the permanent collection” presents the collection of sculptures of the Dalí Universe in a multiple edition, alongside the permanent collection, within the spaces of the Cha Cha Art Gallery of Aspen.

The exhibition is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Dalí Universe and the Cha Cha Gallery, bringing the exceptional collection of bronze sculptures conceived by the master of Surrealism to Aspen, a unique opportunity to admire the wealth of the Dalian surrealist iconography that the Catalan artist created during his lifetime.

For the Cha Cha Gallery the exhibition is “a lifelong dream realized”, says Charlotte Lena-Souki, owner of the art gallery, adding that it is “a unique opportunity for Cha Cha Gallery to have the sculptures of the Catalan genius available in Aspen”.

“It is truly a unique opportunity to admire the Dalí Universe collection”, says Bertrand Epaud, Project Manager of the Dalí Universe for the United States and the Middle East. The Dalí Universe is presided by Beniamino Levi, Italian art dealer and collector, who worked with Dalí in the 60’s.

Salvador Dalí was not only a painter, but a multi-faceted artist in the true sense of the word. The master of Surrealism never limited himself to painting and two-dimensional works of art.

“People usually tend to know Dalì’s paintings, about the graphics, and, naturally some furniture or glasswork” says  Bertrand Epaud, adding “but people don’t really know that he had done, in fact, bronze sculptures”.

It was Beniamino Levi himself who inspired Dalí’s sculptural production. During the meetings with the Catalan artist, Levi had noted Dalí’s fascinating ability for using different means to express his art, and decided to dedicate all his life to collecting Dalí’s works, concentrating on his three-dimensional works.

The permanent works on display include pieces by Charlotte Lena-Souki, Mr Brainwash, Jeff Koons, Joanne Cinier, Laurence Jenkell, Jonathan Bermudes, Samuel Prudden, Domingo Zapata, and The “Icons Collection”, a photographic project compiled by Art Photo in Paris.

The “Salvador Dalí and the permanent collection”  exhibition was opened to the public in December 2019 and remains open until April 2020.