Works by one of the most iconic figures in art history, Salvador Dali, will be showcased at an exhibition at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from February 11 to April 22. Called Salvador Dali. The Memories, the show will feature lithographs, photographs and originally paintings by the Spanish surrealist artist sourced from private collections from around the world.
One of many star pieces of the exhibition will be Shower of Jasmine, an oil on canvas painting that was first unveiled to the world in 1954 in New York City at Carstairs Gallery. The piece has only been seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes. Since then, the painting has been kept in a private collection and in Dubai, it will be visible to the public for only its third time ever.
Also including in the exhibition will be photographs of Dali taken by close friend and specialist of the master, Robert Descharnes. The photographs — which were selected by Nicolas Descharnes, Robert’s son, also an expert on the life and works of Dali and a guest curator of the exhibition — show the icon intimately working with his tools in the process of making what is now some of the most acknowledged art in the world.
The exhibition will be open to the public at the Conference Hall of the DIFC from Sunday to Thursday (from 1pm to 10pm) and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 10pm.