Salvador Dalí and Edward James' Lobster Telephone, 1938 (Photo: West Dean College, part of Edward James Foundation/Fundació Gala Salvador Dalí DACS 2017)

    Exhibition preview: Dalí/Duchamp at the Royal Academy

    6 October 2017

    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)