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The Paris Centre Pompidou is devoted to Salvador Dalí

The French Arts Centre is organising one of the largest and most complete retrospective exhibitions on the Catalan artist. 33 years ago, when Dalí was still alive, the Centre Pompidou held a retrospective of his work. In the 2012 exhibition, which will run until the 25th of March 2013, it is claimed that Dalí is one of the most influential artists ever, who not only shaped surrealism but also pop art. The exhibition is full of masterpieces, such as the soft and melting pocket watches of The Persistence of Memory (1931), The Great Masturbator (1929) and Mae West’s room, shown in the Dalí museum in Figueres.

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21 November 2012 12:04 AM

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Paris (ACN).- The French Arts Centre is organising one of the largest and most complete retrospective exhibitions on Salvador Dalí, with 200 works, including many masterpieces. 33 years ago, when the Catalan artist was still alive, the Centre Pompidou held a retrospective on Dalí (1904-1989). In the 2012 exhibition, which will run until the 25th of March 2013, it is claimed that Dalí is one of the most influential artists ever, who not only shaped surrealism but also pop art. The exhibition is full of masterpieces, such as the soft and melting pocket watches of The Persistence of Memory (1931), The Great Masturbator (1929) and Mae West\u2019s room, shown in the Dalí museum in Figueres. The Catalan architect and friend of Dalí, Óscar Tusquets, designed the exhibition. The display has been funded by the Abertis Foundation.


In 1979, the Centre Pompidou organised a wide retrospective on Dalí. 33 years later, more than 200 Dalí works are again on display. They include canvases, drawings, sculptures, objects, performances, documents and video projections. The visitor enters the exhibition through a giant egg, one of Dalí\u2019s symbols for creation and they exit through a room that resembles a labyrinth through the artist\u2019s brain.

The exhibition has been designed to discover the entire creative universe of this artist, full of symbols and with a unique language. The exhibition vindicates Dalí as one of the greatest universal artists, having shaped surrealism and being the father of pop art. It will run in Paris until the 25th of March 2013 and then, between the 23rd of April and the 12th of September 2013, the exhibition will be shown in the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.

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  • The Centre Pompidou will host Dalí's retrospective exhibition until 25 March 2013 (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

  • Mae West's room (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

  • The Centre Pompidou will host Dalí's retrospective exhibition until 25 March 2013 (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)
  • Mae West's room (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)