Salvador Dali Paintings
Salvador Dali Paintings are on display now at the largest Salvador Dali exhibition outside of Spain in Istanbul. Over 269 paintings by Salvador Dali and photos, movies and manuscripts shedding light on his life and artistic journey.
The exhibition entitled; “A Surrealist in Istanbul: Salvador Dali,” is on display at the Sabancı Art Museum, with an opening ceremony attended by President Abdullah Gül.
Nearly 270 of the artist’s pieces have been brought to Istanbul for the exhibition. The exhibition is considered to be the biggest art investment made in Turkey up to date and is a comprehensive retrospective of Salvador Dali art.
The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation was established in 1983 by Dali to promote and protect his heritage. It keeps nearly 4,000 of his works in a collection unequalled in the world.
The Sakıp Sabancı museum, founded in 2002 by one of Turkey’s largest business groups, Sabanci, has already held exhibitions of Pablo Picasso’s paintings in 2005 and sculptures by Auguste Rodin a year later.
The museum’s Picasso exhibition in 2005-2006 attracted the largest number of visitors so far in Turkey — 258,000 people — a record they hope to surpass with the Salvador Dali Paintings.
The exhibition can be viewed between 20 September 2008 untill 20 January 2009.