Dalí Universe

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The former entrance to Dalí Universe in County Hall

The Dalí Universe is a collection of Salvador Dalí artworks and bronze sculptures. The artwork collection travels and is exhibited regularly at international locations. The exhibition includes bronze sculptures, illustrated books, glass and gold sculptures. The last international show was held in Beijing, China during 2018. The last European show was held in Liege, Belgium, in 2016. The Dalí Universe has a permanent museum location in Paris, France, at the Espace Dalí.

The name Dalí Universe was initially used at 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 to 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 in London.[2]

Since then the collection has been exhibited in many locations including Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai, New York City, Florence, Venice and Liege.


  1. ^ Hilary Alexander (24 November 2008), Designers get the Dali groove, Telegraph.co.uk, archived from the original on 17 February 2015, 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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