Exhibition preview: Dalí/Duchamp at the Royal Academy

The art and friendship of two modern masters explored

The Royal Academy’s new blockbuster explores the friendship between two masters of modern art, Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp – and how that friendship influenced their artistic outputs. The show looks at both their contrasting styles and shared themes, and the way they were both prepared to challenge convention. Dalí/Duchamp features more than 80 works, from a version of Duchamp’s famous urinal to Dali’s monumental painting, Christ of Saint John of the Cross, as well as a number of less familiar works. The show runs from October 7 to January 3, 2018. For more information, go here. See below for a sneak preview.

Salvador Dalí’s Christ of Saint John of the Cross, c. 1951 (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Museums Collection)

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, 1913 – 6th version 1964 (Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS)

Salvador Dalí’s The First Days of Spring, 1929 (Collection of the Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida)

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 – replica 1964 (Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London)

Marcel Duchamp’s The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes (verso with Paradise: Adam and Eve), 1912 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London)


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