Monday, October 29, 2007

Destino

I went to the Salvador Dalí exhibit at the LACMA...it was pretty amazing. I was disappointed, however, with how small Dali's most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, was upon seeing it in person. It always felt so much larger to me when I saw it in prints, on books, etc. If you live in the LA area, I would highly recommend checking out the exhibit.


For exhibit information and to book tickets, visit the LACMA website.

Dalí: Painting & Film
October 14–January 6 Art of the Americas Building

Installation view, Dalí: Painting & Film.
Throughout his life and career, renowned surrealist Salvador Dalí maintained a deep connection with film as an artistic medium. He collaborated with movie greats such as Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Walt Disney, and created works influenced by Cecil B. De Mille and the Marx Brothers. Dalí: Painting & Film, coming to Los Angeles, the epicenter of film, aims to illustrate the cinematic influences and elements that are present in Dalí's work as well as the contribution he made to cinema. The exhibition brings together a variety of key pieces from Dalí's oeuvre, incorporating painting, film, photography, sculpture, and texts.
The exhibition was curated by Dawn Ades, Montse Aguer, Fèlix Fanés, Matthew Gale, and Helen Sainsbury. Curators at LACMA: Ilene Fort, American Art, and Sara Cochran, Modern Art. 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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