This landmark exhibition featured rarely loaned works from more than 20 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing these two legendary artists. Over 80 works – with a focus on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints and sculpture – are on display exclusively at The Dalí Museum St. Petersburg, FL (and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona from March 19-June 28, 2015).
The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic greatness. This exhibition presented these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. They were presented side by side in this exhibit, perhaps for the first time.
This exhibition showed how these artists were shaped by the currents of their time. Yet, their individual and insistent reactions to these currents inspire us all to find our own ways. Each artist, drawing his art from an interior and personal vision, tried to rescue the power of art from meaningless invention. In so doing they changed the ways that art was understood.
“Picasso/Dali, Dalí/Picasso” was organized by The Dalí Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
In Appreciation Of:
Raymond James Financial | Bill Edwards | Northern Trust |The Trustees of The Dalí Museum
The Guild at The Dalí Museum | C1 Bank | Mrs. Najla and Dr. Kamal Majeed
David and Harriet Dyer Family Foundation | The Government of Catalonia
The Salvador by DDA Development, LLC |The Honorable Eugene and Mrs. Karen Johnston
Mr. Jeffrey Goodby and Ms. Jan Deming | Ms. Margaret de Lisser and Dr. Jonathan Ellen
Ambassador Mel and Mrs. Betty Sembler | Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Willis, Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doyle | Ms. Sandy Taraszki and Mr. David Zuern | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Artwork Image Credits: ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Artists Rights Society(ARS)], 2014. Collection of The Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2014. ©2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ARS, NY / The De Menil Foundation, Houston, TX. This exhibition was organized by The Dalí Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.