Controversial Lines: Late Prints by Salvador Dali
September 9, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) was one of the most famous and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Prolific for more than sixty years, Dali created countless oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, theatre and fashion designs, jewelry, book illustrations and prints.
This exhibition focuses on multiple print suites and single prints by Dali, from the 1940s to 1980s, following the artist's formal affiliation with the Surrealist movement. This production phase, previously criticized by art historians as overly commercialized and reactionary, has since become celebrated for its forward-thinking design and influence on Pop Art and contemporary artists; inspiring artists such as Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Willem de Kooning.
The more than 50 works on view will be late prints by Dali from American public and private collections, including the PMA Permanent Collection. Supplementing this exhibit will be additional prints by icons of Pop Art, such as Warhol and Lichtenstein, further enforcing Dali's influence on art history post-Surrealism.
Exhibition organization and support:
Controversial Lines: Late Prints by Salvador Dali is organized by the Pensacola Museum of Art with support by The Dali Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, private collections and the PMA Permanent Collection.