Vancouver’s Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, the city’s largest private gallery of original European Modern Master collections, announced today that that starting May 5, they will be hosting a free showcase of two original large-scale Salvador Dali Sculptures and over 100 additional Dali artworks.
Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Piano, valued at $1.2 million, will be on display in the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery located at 549 Howe Street, and Dali’s Women Aflame, valued at $2.5 million, will be publicly exhibited at Lot 19 – at the corner of West Hastings and Hornby Street.
The exhibition will run continuously until September 1 of this year.
During the exhibition – presented in part by sponsor Lao Feng Xiang – public donations received, as well as a percentage of Chali-Rosso Gallery sales will go to Arts Umbrella, a not-for-profit arts education centre located in Vancouver and Surrey.
“I am excited to be able to share these magnificent Dali sculptures with Vancouverites and visitors from around the world,” said Susanna Strem, Owner and Curator of Chali-Rosso Art Gallery. “The Salvador Dali sculpture collection has been exhibited in major museums… and this will be the first time that the Surrealist Piano sculpture will be publicly displayed anywhere in Canada.”
As part of the Definitely Dali project, the Chali-Rosso Gallery has 100 additional original Salvador Dali artworks, including 20 gallery-size sculptures, at their Howe Street location, free for the public to view.
The Chali-Rosso Art Gallery was founded in 2005, and is located at 549 Howe Street in downtown Vancouver.
All of the artwork at the Chali-Rosso Gallery is original, as they do not carry reproductions. Each artwork is accompanied by documentation and a certificate of authenticity.
Bronze Sculpture – Height: 141.7”
Woman Aflame, standing nearly 12-feet tall combines important Dalinian Motifs: flame and fire, crutches and the female figure intersected with drawers.
It has been exhibited in the most important cities in the world: Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Taipei, New York, Singapore and Beverly Hills.
Bronze Sculpture – Height: 98”
Salvador Dali chose to transform the banal wooden legs of a piano, replacing them with dancing female legs, thus creating an animated, joyous instrument that can dance as well as play.
It has been exhibited in cities such as London, Paris, Venice, Shanghai, New York, Singapore, and Los Angeles.
This isn’t the first time Vancouver has been treated to an opportunity to view the surrealist’s work, though.
Last year, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery temporarily gifted Dali’s Dance of Time I to Vancouver.
Valued at $750,000, the seven-foot-tall sculpture stood on the corner of West Hastings and Hornby Street until last September.