Salvador Dalí exhibition (1970)

00:02:27 27 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
In the winter months of 1970, ten thousand enthusiasts armed themselves against the bitter cold and formed long queues for the first exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the world-famous surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (1901-1989).
Salvador Dalí

Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (Figueras 1904 – 1989) was a groundbreaking icon of the Surrealist movement. He is consired one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Extraordinarily imaginative, he also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theater.

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It would not be the last Dalí exhibition in Rotterdam. The exhibition Everything Dalí followed 35 years later, in 2005, and featured the contribution Dalí made to film, fashion, advertising and photography.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the only museum in the Netherlands with a collection of surrealist art, including a large number of works by Salvador Dalí.

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