Feature: Jack Foley
COUNTY Hall Gallery is currently presenting The Dalí Universe,
a retrospective of Salvador Dalí, the greatest surrealist,
self-publicist and creative genius of the 20th century.
Presented with Dalí-inspired style and flair in a dreamlike
labyrinth of galleries, the Dalí Universe places viewers
in the heart of a surreal fantasyland.
The permanent exhibition unravels the master's mind with precision
Over 500 of his amazing works are
on exhibit, including the largest collection of Dalí sculptures
dating from 1935-1984, his drawings, lithographs, gold and glass
objects and a Dalí-inspired furniture collection.
In the Dalí Universe you find yourself inside the wild
and twisted mind of the Catalan master – his enigmatic personality
ebbs from every piece.
Curated by Beniamino Levi, who worked with Dalí on the
development of his sculptures, the Dalí Universe has an
ambience of intimacy with the artist.
Since its opening in the summer of 2000, the Dalí Universe
has continued to delight and inspire over 250,000 visitors a year,
and has become a favourite for school and social groups.
Set in County Hall Gallery at the heart of London’s South
Bank, the Dalí Universe has helped to develop the South
Bank area as a thriving cultural centre.