BEVERLY HILLS—The first and largest collection of Salvador Dalí sculptures displayed outdoors has debuted in Beverly Hills and will be on free exhibition display from now until the end of September.
The Dalí exhibit is entirely free and located at Two Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills – it will be on display from now until Friday, September 23.
“The exhibit highlights Dali’s three-dimensional bronze monumental sculptures that are up to 12 feet tall as well as museum-sized sculptures that range in size from four to nine feet,” according to a statement on Two Rodeo Drive’s website.
The exhibition will feature a dozen out-sized artworks, including monumental sculptures such as, Persistence of Memory, Saint George and the Dragon, the Unicorn, and Woman Aflame; it will also incorporate Dalí’s museum sculptures, like: Dance of Time I, Dance of Time II, Horse Saddles with Time, Triumphant Angel, Triumphant Elephant, Snail and the Angel, Surrealist Piano, and Surrealist Warrior.
Dalí’s collection will be open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Galerie Michael, a co-host of the event, is offering complimentary docent tours of the exhibit on weekends, scheduled for Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two Rodeo Drive describes that the collection, “highlights Dali’s untamed imagination, offering onlookers a surreal and unique experience.”
Galerie Michael and Two Rodeo Drive will be co-hosting the event in coordination with Bill Wiley, CBRE Director of Two Rodeo Drive, Michael Schwartz, and Beniamino Levi, the President of the Stratton Institute; Levi and Schwartz both had personal relationships with Dalí.
The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau will be sponsoring the event.
While there is no fee to observe sculptures, donations are being accepted at Galerie Michael and the funds are being directed towards Operation Smile. It is an international non-profit medical organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of children in developing countries by providing them will access to surgical care – specifically children that are born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities. A percentage of sales from the exhibit will also be allotted towards Operation Smile.
For sales inquiries, call Galerie Michael at (310) 273-3377, or to visit them in person at Two Rodeo during the aforementioned hours.