Royal Academy of the Arts, London

Royal Academy of Arts – London, England

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October 6, 2017 - January 3, 2018

This original exhibition Dalí/Duchamp brings together around 80 works, including some of Dalí’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages and readymades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.

Presented as a conversation taking place through art, this focused exploration offers fresh ways of looking at two figures, radically revising their familiar places in art history. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds. The exhibition is curated by Dawn Ades and William Jeffett, with Sarah Lea and Desiree de Chair.

The exhibition has been organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the Association Marcel Duchamp.

Detail of The Lane to Port Lligat  Detail of drawing Figure in Flames  Detail of The Bather  Detail of The Basket of Bread

Detail of Anthropomorphic Beach  Detail of Enigma of William Tell  Detail of Catalan Bread  Detail of Dali's Chess Set - an homage to Marcel Duchamp

Detail of Meditation on the Harp  Detail of Nature Morte Vivante  Detail of The First Days of Spring  Detail of the Surrealist Object Functioning Symbolically-Gala's Shoe

Detail of Morphological Echo  Detail of Gradiva  Detail of The William Tell Group  Detail of Le Crane

Detail of Ten Recipes cover

Work(s) loaned:

The Lane to Port Lligat with View of Cape Creus
Figure in Flames
The Bather
The Basket of Bread
Anthropomorphic Beach (fragment)
The Enigma of William Tell with the Apparition of a Celestial Gala
Catalan Bread
Chess Set
Meditation on the Harp
Nature Morte Vivante (Still Life—Fast Moving)
The First Days of Spring
Surrealist Object Functioning Symbolically-Gala’s Shoe
Morphological Echo
William Tell Group
Le Crane (Skull)
Prints from Ten Recipes of Immortality