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La Collezione Dalí e la Moda
Dalí a La Mode Collection
2018/01/03

Some years ago London designers were asked to give free rein to their imagination and artistic talents and interpret Dalí ’s surrealism though their designs. Important names in the fashion worked...

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Dalí and his Mae West Sofa
Dalí and his Mae West Sofa
2017/12/18

The Mae West sofa is a surreal artwork created by Dalí during the 1930s. The sofa or settee, is ruby red in colour and is shaped curvaceously like pair of female lips. Erotic, exotic and shocking...

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Woman Aflame
Woman Aflame sculpture
2017/12/12

The Dalí bronze sculpture Woman Aflame, perfectly encapsulates Dalí’s exploration of three-dimensional form and it effectively demonstrates the core characteristics of Surrealism. ...

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Dalí Universe at PISA Orologeria Exhibition
Dalí Universe at PISA Orologeria Exhibition
2017/12/04

Beniamino Levi, President of the Dalí Universe, is proud to present to the public an exhibition  of Salvador Dalí sculptural artworks dedicated to the subject of ‘Time’.

Visitors and...

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Dalí in New York
Dalí in New York
2017/11/20

Dalí first arrived New York on November 14th 1934. Sailing on the steamship Champlain from Le Havre, France, together wife his wife Gala, he wintered every year for forty years at the St Regis...

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Dalí e la scarpa surrealista
Dalí and the Surrealist shoe
2017/11/06

The Surrealist sculpture ‘Le Soulier Objet Surrealiste a fonctionnement symbolique’ (‘The Shoe, Surrealist Object with a symbolic function’) was created by Dalí in 1932.  An exemplar from a later...

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Lucio Fontana
Levi meets Lucio Fontana
2017/10/23

When one speaks about Lucio Fontana, the great Italian artist of the last century one recalls his canvases with cuts and holes, as being unique and idiosyncratic. Beniamino Levi , President of the...

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The Persistence of Memory
A Brief History of The Surrealist Image - The Persistence of Memory
2017/10/10

The first summer that Dalí  spent in Port Lligat, Figueras in 1931 marked him for life. It was here that he created his most famous painting, ‘The Persistence of Memory’. This iconic painting...

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Temptation of St Anthony
Dalí and his Elephant Imagery
2017/10/06

The image of the 'Space Elephant" appeared for the first time in Dalí ’s 1946 painting "The Temptation of Saint Anthony".The origins of the painting making interesting reading; Dalí participated...

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Triumphant Elephant sald at Christies’ Shanghai
Triumphant Elephant sold at Christies’ Shanghai
2017/09/27

Dalí sculpture achieves excellent result at the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening sale at Christies’ Shanghai held at the Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai on 24th September 2017.

The...

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Gala, Dalí ’s Wife and Muse
Gala, Dalí ’s Wife and Muse
2017/09/25

Gala, her real name being Elena Ivanovna Diakonova was Russian, born in Kazan in 1894. She spent her childhood in Moscow and attended university courses at a finishing school in St Petersburg. In...

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Dalí x Yorkville Village, Toronto
Dalí x Yorkville Village, Toronto
2017/09/12

The art and fashion exhibition Dalí x Yorkville Village opened September 7th in Toronto. The exhibit is the first of its kind in Canada and shines the spotlight on the connection that...

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Dali Portlligat
Cap De Creus, Catalonia
2017/08/07

In 1930, Dalí bought an old fisherman’s hut in Port Lligat, he wanted only one thing, to transform it into house for himself and Gala, his Russian wife. ‘We won’t have flowers, or dogs, only the...

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Schiaparelli and Dalí
Schiaparelli and Dalí; An Artistic Collaboration
2017/08/02

One of history’s most influential couturiers, Elsa Schiaparelli, collaborated with Dalí during the 1930s and 40’s. Linked with the Surrealists in Paris during the 1930s, they shared a sense of...

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Dalí's Les Diners de Gala
Dalí's Les Diners de Gala
2017/07/25

Dalí first published his enigmatic cookbook ‘ Les Diners de Gala’  in 1973, the reprint published in 2016 became a bestseller. Featuring images by Dalí and 136 outlandish recipes depicting...

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