Sydney, 31 October, 2018: ArtEvolution.com is proud to present a major exhibition of Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures and graphic artworks throughout Australia and New Zealand. The first exhibition will take place at the historic “Sailor Home” in the famous Sydney Rocks. For the past 20 years this magnificent building has been home to an art gallery exclusively featuring the artworks of Australia’s own surrealist artist, Charles Billich.
This multi year exhibition will be shown in other major cities; various locations are under consideration and will be announced as the dates are confirmed. It will be the first time that the Dalí exhibition has toured an entire country as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.
In January 2019 it will be 30 years since the passing of Salvador Dalí. To celebrate his life and legacy Art Evolution has partnered with The Dalí Universe in Switzerland, owners of the largest collection of Salvador Dalí sculptures in the world. The Dalí Universe are International Dalí exhibition specialists, whose museum shows have attracted more than 12 million visitors worldwide, including a very successful exhibition at Customs House Sydney in 2002. The Dalí Universe also manages the “Dali Paris” visitor attraction in Montmartre Paris France. Included in the Sydney exhibition are three spectacular museum size Dalí bronze sculptures and one Monumental Dalí bronze sculpture valued at $2.8 Million that will be publically displayed on George Street “opposite First Fleet Park”.
Salvador Dalí is perhaps most famous for the iconic melted clock. The monumental "Nobility of Time" and the museum edition "Dance of Time II" sculptures, included in this exhibition, are two stunning melted clock masterpieces! Also on display will be a collection of graphics by Salvador Dalí and original paintings by Charles Billich, who for more than 50 years has been collected worldwide.
ArtEvolution.com has been selling the Salvador Dalí bronze sculpture for many years and has also held International exhibitions with Charles Billich. It is quite fabulous to be able to present a famous Australian surrealist artist, alongside the most famous surrealist of all time.
Christopher Talbot, President - Art Evolution
Headquartered in Calgary Alberta, ArtEvolution.com is an international, technology driven, online marketing and publishing company offering one of the largest curated art selections in the world. It has taken decades to amass the collection, much of which is exclusive to our company. There are thousands of choices covering everything from high-end décor art to monumental bronze sculptures.
About Salvador Dalí - Christopher Talbot, President ArtEvolution.com
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”.
The authentic Salvador Dalí sculptures on exhibit all feature in the official, globally recognized 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.
The Dalí Universe is delighted to return to the wonderful city of Sydney with a major Dalí exhibit for the first time in sixteen years. Art Evolution found the perfect location in a unique gallery space where The Master of Surrealism – Salvador Dalí can be viewed on display alongside the Australian Master of Surrealism - Charles Billich. A fascinating exhibition concept and testimony to the enormous global interest and passion for Dalí’s art. James Sanders – The Dali Universe
About Charles Billich
Charles Billich is one of the most important living artists in the world and at 84 years of age he is also one of the most credentialed artists of all time. His paintings are collected globally and can also be found in the Vatican, the United Nations and the White house, he has been the official artist of many Olympics and was twice named USA sports academy artist of the year. In 2009 he was a recipient of the Florence Biennale, one of the worlds most prestigious art awards.
Christopher Talbot – President ArtEvolution.com
“I’ve always felt that creative talents don’t deserve to be terminated by death. I’ve always believed in the metaphysical continuum of creative lifespans. And even my healthy level of self-appreciation is no match for the humility I feel, that supernatural forces would team me with the greatest painter and sculptor, Salvador Dalí my Idol”, Charles Billich
Salvador Dali Exhibition dates November 2nd through January 31st 2019
Admission is $10 (free admission for children under 12 years of age)
Hours of operation 9am – 7pm 7 days a week
Address Billich Gallery 106 George Street the Rocks Sydney
Phone 04 24 12 61 51
Salvador Dali Video; Dali Sculpture, History, Editions, Authenticity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiqRis6VdOg&feature=youtu.be
The Dalí Universe; https://www.theDalí universe.com/
Robert & Nicolas Descharnes; “The Hard and the Soft” Dalí Catalogue Raisonné” http://www.eccart.com/
Descharnes biography; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Descharnes
Billich biography; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Billich
Billich Video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6j0T36Af_k&feature=youtu.be