Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dali at the Pompidou

Persistence of Time (1931)- Dali MOMA
A new exhibition of Spanish surrealist artist Salvatore Dali (1904-1989) just opened in Paris at the Pompidou Museum.  It assembles a collection of 200 works including oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and  films. Many of the works come from the Dali Foundation in Figueres, the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, MOMA in New York and the Dali Museum in St. Petersbourg Florida.  This is the second retrospective of the widely eccentric and creative artist's works at the Paris museum for contemporary art -the first one in 1979 attracted record number of visitors.  On view are such iconic oeuvres as "The Persistence of Memory" (1931); "The Endless Enigma" (1938); the "Lobster Telephone" (1936) .  (Exhibition Dali at Pompidou Museum -November 21-March 25, 2013)

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