This landmark exhibition features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing these two legendary artists. Over 80 works – with a focus on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints and sculpture – are on display exclusively at The Dali Museum St. Petersburg, FL November 8, 2014 through February 16, 2015 (and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona from March 19-June 28, 2015). The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic greatness. This exhibition presents these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. They are presented side by side in this exhibit, perhaps for the first time. This exhibition shows how these artists were shaped by the currents of their time. Yet, their individual and insistent reactions to these currents inspire us all to find our own ways. Each artist, drawing his art from an interior and personal vision, tried to rescue the power of art from meaningless invention. In so doing they changed the ways that art was understood. “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso” was organized by The Dali Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Salvador Dalí, Apparatus and Hand, 1927. © Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, [Artist Rights Society (ARS)], 2014. Collection of The Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2014. ©2014.