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Salvador Dali Retrospective Opens in Melbourne

Excerpt from thewest.com.au

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A Salvador Dali work that was shunned by Melbourne’s major gallery 70 years ago will dominate the National Gallery of Victoria’s Winter Masterpieces program.

Memory Of The Child Woman, Salvador Dali

Sir Keith Murdoch brought Dali’s Memory of the Child-Woman (pictured above) to Australia in 1939, but the NGV’s director at the time wanted nothing to do with it, and the painting was instead shown at Melbourne’s Town Hall.

Now it is back as a highlight of the Salvador Dali Liquid Desire exhibition opening this weekend, which features more than 200 pieces spanning the artist’s entire career, from cubism to surrealism to film.

Dali designed the disturbing dream sequence for Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound and worked with Walt Disney on the animated film Destino. Both films are screening as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on June 13 and runs until October 4.


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