Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire

MELBOURNE WINTER MASTERPIECES

NGV International

Saturday 13 June 2009 to Sunday 04 October 2009
Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Salvador Dalí ever to be staged in Australia. The exhibition is drawn from the holdings of the two largest collections of Dalí in the world - the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain and the Salvador Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida.

A full retrospective, the exhibition will comprise of more than 200 works in all media including painting, drawing, watercolour, etchings, jewellery, sculpture, fashion, cinema and photography. It will trace the genius of Dalí from his earliest years as a 14-year-old, to the final paintings created when the artist was in his seventies.

From his birth in 1904 until his death in 1989 at the age of 85, Salvador Dalí’s life spanned almost a century of dramatic social and artistic change. Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire will trace the extraordinary innovation Dalí brought to his art at every stage of his remarkable career.

Admission fees apply