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Dalí: Painting & Film
October 14, 2007 – January 6, 2008



Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), The Persistence of Memory, 1931, oil on canvas, 24.1 x 33 cm,
Museum of Modern Art, New York, © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society, 2007.

Opening October 14 at LACMA: Dalí: Painting & Film, the first exhibition ever to focus on the profound relationship between the paintings and films of famed surrealist Salvador Dalí.

Perfectly placed in the city that popularized the medium, the exhibition argues Dalí’s personal engagement with cinema—as a fan, a screenwriter, a filmmaker, and an art director—was fundamental to his understanding of modernism and deeply affected the different stages of his career. Dalí is widely regarded as one of the most outrageous artists of the twentieth century and his paintings are among the most recognizable works of art made in the last one hundred years. And, as the exhibition reveals, his collaborations with Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Walt Disney also created some of the most memorable and influential scenes in avant-garde and mainstream cinema.

Dalí: Painting & Film features approximately one hundred works from collections around the world, including a significant number of paintings. These will be seen alongside Dalí’s major film projects including Un Chien andalou, Spellbound, and Destino.

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This exhibition was organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, Spain, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Los Angeles presentation was made possible in part by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.



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