Shadow of a girl gazes at Salvador Dali's painting "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope!"

Dalí in AUSTRALIA / Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire

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June 13, 2009 – October 4, 2009

Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Salvador Dalí ever to be staged in Australia.

The exhibition is drawn from the holdings of the two largest collections of Dalí in the world: – the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain; and the Salvador Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

From his birth in 1904 until his death in 1989 at the age of 85, Salvador Dalí’s life spanned almost a century of dramatic social and artistic change. A full retrospective, the exhibition will comprise more than 200 works in all media including painting, drawing, watercolour, etchings, jewellery, sculpture, fashion, cinema and photography. It will trace the genius of Dalí from his earliest years as a 14-year-old Impressionist painter, to the final paintings, addressing science and physics, created when the artist was in his seventies.

Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire is a kaleidoscopic and panoramic exhibition that will surprise and delight visitors as it explores the life and art of one of the most colourful and influential figures of the twentieth century.

An exhibition from the collections of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, Spain and the Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, USA.