[left] Salvador Dalí. Madonna of Portlligat, 1948. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Haupt, 59.9. © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) [centre] Philippe Halsman. Like two erect sentries, my mustache defines the entrance to my real self (Dalí's Mustache) (detail), 1954. Silver gelatin print. © Philippe Halsman Archive, New York City. Image rights of Salvador Dalí reserved. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014 [right] Salvador Dalí, Telephone Earclips, 1949. Primavera Gallery NY. © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014)

Dalí Up Close presents paintings, watercolours, drawings, jewellery, and sculpture by surreal master Salvador Dalí, as well as the celebrated photographs produced with Philippe Halsman, for the first time in Winnipeg. In addition to being iconic themselves, these photographs underscore Dalí's savvy management of self-image, and anticipate both Pop and contemporary Performance art. Halsman photographed some of the most recognizable figures of the mid-20th century, with 101 Life magazine covers to his credit. He met Dalí in 1941, and their fruitful collaboration lasted 37 years. Dalí Up Close will expose you to that broad side of Dalí who worked ceaselessly, while crafting a fantastic and memorable public persona.

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[left] Salvador Dalí. Santiago El Grande, 1957. Oil on canvas, 407.7 x 304.8 cm, Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Gift of the Sir James Dunn Foundation © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) [centre] Thomas Gainsborough. Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Nugent, 1764. Oil on canvas. 233.7 x 154.9 cm [right] Lucian Freud. Hotel Bedroom, 1954. Oil on Canvas, 91.1 x 61.0 cm. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an uncompromising selection of international paintings by such artists as Gainsborough, Turner, Sargent, Carr, Thomson, Freud, and more. A highlight is Salvador Dalí's monumental Santiago El Grande. Commemorating the Beaverbrook's 50th anniversary, this show features the Gallery's founder William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) and the artists he collected and cultivated, who in turn influenced the passion he had for collecting. Lord Beaverbrook was an international media baron born in Canada. Not only is this exhibition an opportunity to experience an exceptional collection of paintings, but also works assembled by a major historical figure.

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Free Audio Tour

Pick up your audio tour for the Dalí and Beaverbrook shows, included in the price of admission. Available in English and French. Created in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and made possible by the generosity of the Mauro Family Foundation.

Dalí Theatre-Museum

We are grateful for the support of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, which manages the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. Opened in 1974, the Museum is the world's largest surrealist object and is considered by some to be Dalí's last great work. Everything in the Museum is conceived and designed by the artist to draw visitors into his unique and captivating world.