Dalí Universe was a permanent exhibition of art works by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí which was housed in a 3,000 square metre (32,000 square feet) suite of galleries at County Hall in London, England. It opened in 2000 and closed in January 2010. As stated on the website, it intends to re-open at a different location. Over 500 works were on display, including sculptures dating from 1935–1984, drawings, lithographs, gold and glass objects and a Dalí-inspired furniture collection. It did not feature major paintings except for a huge oil on canvas from Alfred Hitchcock film Spellbound (1945 film). The exhibition was originally curated by Beniamino Levi, who worked with Dalí on the development of his sculptures.
Dalí Universe was an exhibition at the County Hall Gallery, which also stages other art exhibitions, but it is better known under its own name.
Part of the collection is now[when?] in Venice for an exhibition still named "Dalì Universe".
Dalí himself created the Teatre-Museu Dalí in his home town of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain. There is also a Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a Salvador Dalí Gallery in Pacific Palisades, California, both in the United States. Paris is home to the Espace Dalí, another independent gallery devoted to the works of the surrealist artist.
- Official site
- The Dalí Universe Venice
- An article with more details of the exhibits
- An exhibition with some of the sculptures once shown at the Dalì Universe
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- Barbican Art Gallery
- Benjamin Franklin House
- Bruce Castle
- Charles Dickens Museum
- Dennis Severs' House
- Design Museum
- Dr. Johnson's House
- Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
- Garden Museum
- Guildhall Art Gallery
- Handel House Museum
- Hayward Gallery
- Hogarth's House
- Institute of Contemporary Arts
- Leighton House Museum
- London Museum of Water & Steam
- Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
- Museum of Richmond
- Orleans House Gallery
- Royal Academy of Music Museum
- Saatchi Gallery
- Serpentine Galleries
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
- Whitechapel Gallery
- William Morris Gallery
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