On March 20 opens the exhibition “Picasso/Dalí. Dalí/Picasso“, the first to explore the relationship between both artists. Organised by the Museu Picasso with The Dalí Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida, in collaboration with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres and more than 25 art museums and private collectors worldwide, this show examines the relationship between Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí—one of the most decisive crossroads in the history of 20th-century art.
The exhibition, co-curated by Juan José Lahuerta (until 2013) and William Jeffett, focuses on the times when both artists had contact and offers a series of perspectives for analysing previously unexplored aspects of their relationship.
Moreover, the show includes works rarely seen in Europe, including Salvador Dalí’s Portrait of My Sister and Profanation of the Host, and 29 pieces by the two artists that will only be seen in Barcelona. A total of 78 works are presented encompassing paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and prints, as well as a selection of 33 documents including letters and postcards Gala and Dalí sent to Picasso.
Pablo Picasso. Still Life in front of a Window, Saint-Raphaël. 1919. Gouache and graphite on paper. 30,5 x 22,5 cm. Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Museum Berggruen / Jens Ziehe. Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 | Salvador Dalí. Table in font of the Sea. Homage to Erik Satie. 1926. Oil on canvas. 49,5 x 90cm. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres. Nl 0022. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres 2015
In conjunction with the exhibition there will be a series of activities as the roundtable entitled “Picasso/Dalí. Dalí/Picasso: Counterpoint”, guided tours through the exhibition, the family workshop “Exquisite Portrait” and a session of the Reading Club dedicated to the book La femme visible by Salvador Dalí.
The exhibition will be open until June 28 and can be followed through the social netwoks of the museum under the hashtag #PicassoDalí.