Dalí in New York

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 and the Surrealist shoe

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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Levi meets Lucio Fontana

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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A Brief History of The Surrealist Image - The Persistence of Memory

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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Dalí and his Elephant Imagery

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 sold at Christies’ Shanghai

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.


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Gala, Dalí ’s Wife and Muse

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

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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Cap De Creus, Catalonia

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; An Artistic Collaboration

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 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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Dalí’s exhumation takes place in Figueres

Twenty eight years since his death in 1989, Dalí has been exhumed from the crypt he designed himself, in his hometown of Figueres, Catalonia.  The heavy marble slab that weighs one and a half tons...

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Dalí sculpture exhibition in Kungshamn (Sweden)

This summer, a small coastal community in Sweden is the wonderful, and somewhat Surreal, location of a Salvador Dalí sculpture exhibition. Large Salvador Dalí sculptures have been positioned as...

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Sculpture Park in Italy visited by Dalí

In 1938, Salvador Dalí visited the Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, also named the Garden of Bomarzo or ‘Sacro Bosco’, located in the province of Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy.

The park is...

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Dalí Sculptures in Vico Morcote, Switzerland

In Vico Morcote, a small community on the shores of Lake Lugano in Switzerland, Dalí bronze sculptures are being exhibited through the summer. In a joint collaboration between the Comune of Vico...

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