The Dali and the City exhibition takes over the exhibition space at Moor House this spring as the renowned surrealist artists sculptures and works on paper are put on show. Bringing to London a series of works, some of which have never been seen before in the UK, this exhibition will no doubt be extremely popular with lovers of Salvador Dali artworks.
Dali and the City exhibition
Combining an outdoor installation of the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, along with an indoor exhibition of various other pieces including various sculptural masterpieces such as The Profile of Time and Horse Saddled with Time, both of which include the iconic melted clock symbol which Dali is famous for. Certain to attract plenty of attention from art fans in The City and beyond, the surreal images on show make for a fascinating exhibition of 20th century art.
Alice in Wonderland sculpture
The key piece at the heart of the Dali and the City exhibition is the sculpture of Alice in Wonderland created by Dali in the 1970s. Having long been a source of inspiration for him, the Lewis Carrol children’s book heroine is brought to life in a very Dali-esque fashion in this five metre high bronze. Depicted as bare breasted and with a rose flower head, the theme was obviously chosen for its shock value. Coming to London for the very first time, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture takes up residence in the Square Mile having previously toured from Florence, Rome, Paris, Syndey, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1994 to 2010.
Mixing both the supernatural and the surreal, much of the work on show in the Dali and the City exhibition reveals Dali’s fascination with the occult. Five Tarot Cards are on display at Moor House, demonstrating the artist’s skill with mixed media, as each of these rare works is a mix of collage, gouache and watercolour on board. The final stage of his career is also included in the show, with Memoires de Surrealism series, which includes lithographs of iconic images from his vast collection of artworks.
Dali and the City exhibition takes place from 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday, and 11am – 5pm Sundays. The show runs from Friday 1st April – Sunday 30th June 2011 at Moor House exhibition space. The Alice in Wonderland sculpture is situated outside the building. Entrance is free.
Moor House, 120 London Wall, City, EC2Y 5ET
Free! * Until 30.06.11