Dalí Universe

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Coordinates: 51°30′9″N 0°7′8″W / 51.50250°N 0.11889°W / 51.50250; -0.11889

The entrance to Dalí Universe in County Hall

Dalí Universe was a semi-permanent exhibition of art works by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí on the South Bank, London, United Kingdom. It closed in 2010.


Dalí Universe opened in 2000 in a 3,000 square metre (32,000 square feet) suite of galleries at County Hall in London, England. 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 the Alfred Hitchcock film Spellbound. The exhibition was originally curated by Beniamino Levi, who worked with Dalí on the development of his sculptures.[citation needed]

In November 2008 Dalí Universe held an auction of 12 fashion items inspired by Dalí and created for the event. Proceeds were donated to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign.[1]

The exhibition closed in January 2010, stating its intention to re-open in the future at a different location.[2]

Part of the collection is now[when?] in Venice for an exhibition still named "Dalí Universe".


  1. ^ Hilary Alexander (24 November 2008), Designers get the Dali groove, Telegraph.co.uk, retrieved 20 January 2015 
  2. ^ London's Dali Universe ... Moving to New Location, ArtDaily.org, 23 February 2010, retrieved 20 January 2015 
  3. ^ a b c "Sculpture Stroll", Walk This Way (South Bank Employers' Group), archived from the original on 11 January 2011, retrieved 28 June 2016 

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