Salvador Dali Exhibit at Two Rodeo Drive
From June 16, 2016 through September 23, 2016, Two Rodeo Drive and Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills displayed twelve iconic Salvador Dali sculptures at the popular luxury shopping district. The free exhibit offered the rare opportunity to view Dali’s surreal sculptures up close and outside of a museum or gallery setting.
This world class exhibition of 12 iconic Salvador Dali sculptures marked the first and largest outdoor showcase of Dali’s sculptures in the United States. The exhibit highlighted Dali’s three-dimensional bronze monumental sculptures that are up to 12 feet tall as well as museum-sized sculptures that range in size from four to nine feet. Each sculpture highlights Dali’s untamed imagination, which offered onlookers a surreal and unique experience.
Complimentary guided tours were available to the public on weekends by Galerie Michael.
Below, discover the 12 pieces that were on display and available for purchase at Two Rodeo Drive.
Persistence of Memory
Dalinian time is not rigid, but rather fluid. The unexpected softness of the watch represents the psychological fact that speed of time, while precise in scientific use, is widely variable in human perception.
Saint George and the Dragon
Saint George, guardian angel of Aragon and celebrated saint of chivalry in medieval Europe, battles against heresy and evil.
The mythical creature, a symbol of purity. The sensual nature of the piece is created with the portrayal of the unicorn as a phallic figure with the out-stretched woman at its hooves.
‘A woman’s mystery is her true beauty,’ as idealized with Dali’s use of the flames and drawers that convey the hidden intensity of unconscious desire and the mystery of hidden secrets.
Dance of Time I
Dalinian time is perpetual, “dancing on”, stopping for no man, history or the cosmos. The sculpture exemplifies Dali’s relationship with time, his perception of its constricting limitations and the importance he believed to be inherent in memory.
Dance of Time II
The fluidity and space of time is represented through constant movement and dancing in sync to the beat of the universe.
Horse Saddled with Time
‘Man believes he is in control of the voyage, but it is time who is the ultimate rider.’ This famous Dalinian image of the horse saddled with Dalinian time, time that controls all of man’s passage.
The beautiful Dalian angel trumpets his divine music, wings spread, head thrown back, sending his jubilant message to all who will listen.
This sculpture exemplifies every individual’s hope for abundance and good fortune in the future.
Snail and the Angel
A place in the Dalinian universe, intimately connected with the artist’s encounter with Sigmund Freud, who Dali regarded as his spiritual father.
Dali animates the instrument into an animated and joyous musical piano that can dance with its legs from a woman as well as play.
Roman warrior representing all victories - real and ethereal, spiritual and physical.
Donations raised during the exhibition as well as a percentage of sales from purchased sculptures benefited Operation Smile, an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities.
To make a donation to Operation Smile, please visit www.operationsmile.org/galeriemichael
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Updated September 23, 2016.