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Art Gallery: Unseen Salvador Dalí | reviews, news & interviews

Art Gallery: Unseen Salvador Dalí

Art Gallery: Unseen Salvador Dalí

What more is there to see of the familiar Surrealist? You'll be surprised

'Modern Masters offers some of the better recreations of the artist’s sculptures' Untitled

The unseen Dalí? Surely not. Anyone who ever popped into Dalí Universe, the now defunct gallery on the South Bank which was devoted to the flamboyant Surrealist's work, might well ask. Since there have been so many editions of his well-known sculptures, cast in prodigious numbers both during his lifetime and after his death in 1989, it seems only right and proper to raise a sceptical eyebrow: what more, indeed, is there to discover? And not just this. There’s a further thorny question of authenticity. The posthumous sculptures still manage to fetch a price, of course, because Dalí gave permission for them to be made – so all legal - but purists remain unconvinced.

These are among the better recreations of the artist’s seminal sculptures of the 1930s

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