Portrait of the surrealist Catalan painter Salvador Dalí in the Alexander Sculpture Garden in Clarence, New York.
An exhibition of 50 graphic works, sculptures and art objects by the great surrealist painter, on occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death in 1989.
The exhibit centers around two magnificent, larger-than-life busts of Salvador Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala. Included are the 34 color woodcut illustrations to Purgatorio, the second part of Dante Allighieri's poem 'Divine Comedy'.
Also on exhibition are selected works from the museum's collection: small bronzes by European artists, lithographs, etchings, and reliefs in bronze and stone. In the recently opened Sculpture Garden of Alexander the Great, located behind the Museum, are on display portrait-busts of Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala, music conductor Herbert von Karajan, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Wilson Greatbatch, the inventor of the pacemaker, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, as well as several sculptures by European artists. A small gift shop offers limited editions graphics, art books and fine art posters.
Admission is by reservations only: Guided tours start at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays, 11 am and 1 pm.
Telephone 759-6078, (Monday to Friday, 9-5) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission price, $ 10.
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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 141, March, 2009