Salvador Dali exhibition now on at d'Arenberg until May 2020

McLaren Vale winery shows Dali sculptures

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Salvador Dali sculptures - Surrealist Piano [©Aleph Como]

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Art is presenting a major exhibition and sale of 23 Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures and graphic artworks, which will tour throughout Australasia.

Currently at d’Arenberg in McLaren Vale South Australia, the exhibition has attracted a strong response from art lovers around the country and overseas, prompting organisers to extend the winry's exhibition until May 2020.

Also presented are paintings by Australia’s own surrealist Charles Billich, whose artworks hang in the Vatican, The White House and the United Nations.

The Salvador Dalí sculpture collection has been exhibited in major cities and museums worldwide. The collection features several magnificent sculptures of Dali’s iconic soft watches. The message is that “Time reigns supreme over man, governing our existence in the real world”. This is particularly relevant as 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Salvador Dali who died in 1989.

About the Dali Universe
This multi-million Dollar exhibition which celebrates Dali’s life and legacy is on loan from the Dalí Universe in Switzerland. The Dalí Universe are owners of the largest collection of Salvador Dalí sculptures in the world. The Dalí Universe are International Dalí exhibition specialists who also manage the “Dali Paris” visitor museum in Montmartre Paris France.

About Art
Art is a global, technology driven, online marketing and publishing company offering one of the largest curated art selections in the world. Since collaborating with the Dali Universe to tour the exhibition throughout Australasia we have chosen to exhibit in Iconic locations that are not only accessible but add another dimension to the display. We are not overly interested in replicating the traditional art gallery environment. Our
approach is that the exhibition has to be completely experiential and the d’Arenberg Cube is about as surreal as it gets.

About d’Arenberg
Founded in 1912, d’Arenberg has firmly established itself as a world class winery, with a broad portfolio of award winning wines. The opening of the d’Arenberg Cube in December 2017 saw the winery expand from the traditional cellar door to immersive food, wine and art experiences, including the formation of a contemporary art gallery, the Alternate Realities Museum, located on the ground floor.

Complementing the Dalí exhibition, d’Arenberg are holding a gala event on 6 April, inspired by the Rothschild Surrealist Ball in 1972, where distinguished guests such as Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn explored the boundaries of their imagination. Guests are encouraged to explore the five levels of the d’Arenberg Cube, including the Dali Sculpture collection, while enjoying a selection of canapes, wine and creative cocktails, as artistic performers bring the story of surrealism to life. Tickets to the d’Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball can be purchased online via

About Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí (1904 –1989) is regarded as a titan of modern art and one of the most important artists of the 20th century along with Picasso, Matisse, Pollock and Warhol. His range of artistic talent included paintings, films, fashion, jewellery, architecture and sculpture.

Surrealism emerged in the 1920’s and was heavily influenced by the studies of Sigmund Freud. Dalí is considered the most prominent representative of the surrealist movement; in fact by the 1930’s Dalí was inextricably linked with surrealism. His painting “Persistence of Memory” is considered the most important surrealist image ever created. Dalí also collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock “Spellbound” and Walt Disney “Destino”.

These authentic Salvador Dalí sculptures on exhibit all feature in the official catalogue of the artist’s work written by Robert Descharnes (1926- 2014) who for almost 40 years was Salvador Dalí ’s close friend, secretary, photographer and collaborator.

Robert Descharnes published numerous books on Dalí and is the undisputed global authority on the sculptural artworks of Salvador Dalí and in 2011 he was awarded the “Order of Arts and letters” by the French government. To this day his definitive catalogue raisonné “The Hard and the Soft” is regarded as the bible for Salvador Dalí collectors and is referenced by Sotheby’s and Christies auction houses and Museums worldwide.



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