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Photography exhibition explores relationship between Dalí and wife Gala

Castell de Púbol showcases 60 photos of artistic couple until January 6

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17 June 2019 01:15 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

Girona province’s Castell de Púbol will inaugurate a new photography exhibition on Tuesday that explores the relationship between surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala Diakonova by looking at their lives before and after 1929, the year that they met.

The exhibition, curated by Rosa Mª Maurell and Bea Crespo, will be open to visitors until January 6, 2020. A complimentary text explaining the selected photographs will be available for free online in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

Showcasing 60-something of the museum archives’ 17,000 photographs, five of which have not previously been shown to the public, the director of the Dalí Museums Montse Aguer says that Gala/Dalí: imatge i mirall (Gala/Dalí: image and mirror) seeks to “rethink” and “question” the couple’s relationship.

Dalí’s wife Gala, who is famous for having inspired many of Dalí's works while also being an artist in her own right, lived in the medieval Castell de Púbol that had been bought for her by her husband and was buried there following her death in 1982. Dalí is known to have created a significant amount of his artistic work at this location which has been open to the public since 1996.

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  • Montse Aguer, director of Dalí Museums, points at a photograph of Gala at Castell Púbol's Dalí-Gala exhibition (Gemma Tubert/ACN)

  • Montse Aguer, director of Dalí Museums, points at a photograph of Gala at Castell Púbol's Dalí-Gala exhibition (Gemma Tubert/ACN)

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