Gala, Dalí and Dior: exhibition explores overlap between art icons of the 20th century
A new exhibition at the Púbol castle explores the friendship and collaboration between the Dalís and Christian Dior throughout the 20th century.
One was a notable surrealist artist from Figueres. The other, one of the most famous fashion designers in French history. Though the story of how their illustrious paths crossed throughout their respective careers begins many years ago, a new exhibition at Púbol castle explores the inception of the working relationship and friendship between Salvador Dalí and Christian Dior.
The project, funded by The Gala and Salvador Dalí foundation, is titled 'Gala/Dalí/Dior. Of art and fashion' and is now on display at the Gala Dalí castle in Púbol from March 16th until January 6th. Providing a historical look back, the show displays various cultural artifacts and artworks to piece together the unlikely connection between the two idols.
In the early 1930s, Dior was a partner at the Pierre Cole art gallery and Dalí was not yet fully integrated into the Paris art scene. Dior's decision to include Dalí's work in an exhibition on surrealism, and the resounding impact it yielded on Dalí's career is the focus of the beginning of the exhibition. From that point on, their careers and mediums constantly evolved, but their further encounters in life are documented through a variety of works, including gowns designed for Gala by Dior himself.
The director of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Montse Aguer, says that the show shines a light on the many similarities between the two artists - their upbringings, their development within their own art movements and their undeniable roles as outsiders in their own worlds.
Entry to the exhibit is included with a regular ticket to the castle. For more information, visit their website.