Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:20am
St.Pete/Clearwater (Nov. 4, 2014) - During the next three months, St. Pete's Dalí Museum is telling one of art history's untold stories as two of the most influential 20th century Spanish artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, come together for a landmark exhibit.
"Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso" features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international museums and collectors worldwide. There are more than 90 works in all, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and archival documents, including postcards written by Dalí to Picasso.
"This Picasso exhibition offers the possibility of rereading the relationship between two key figures of 20th-century art and exploring new interpretations of the period in which their lives and works intersected," said Dalí Museum Director Hank Hine.
Hine hatched the idea of shining light on the relationship of the two art giants 11 years ago, but it wasn't until recently---with the help of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and its Director Bernardo Laniado-Romero---that the idea became reality. After the exhibit closes in St. Pete on Feb. 16, it will move to its only other stop: Museu Picasso in Barcelona from March 19-June 28, 2015.
"This is truly a world-class exhibition" said David Downing, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Interim Director. "There's no doubt that an art event of this magnitude solidifies the area's reputation as a world-class arts destination."