Dali / Duchamp
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Jan 2018|
Royal Academy of Arts|
This unique exhibition examines the relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. It is the first show dedicated to their friendship and the mutual influence on their work, exploring the common ground, both personal and aesthetic.
Dali and Duchamp maintained a friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers, fuelled by their shared artistic interests – among them eroticism, language, optics and games- and their humour and scepticism, which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life.
This exhibition brings together around 60 works, including some of Dali’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s ground breaking assemblages and ready-mades. It also showcases photographs by Dali, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.
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.
Image: Salvador Dalí, Les premiers jours du printemps (The First Days of Spring), 1929.
© Collection of the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida / © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2016.