Patrons breakfast preview: ‘Dali / Duchamp’

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Friday 13 October 2017
8.45 — 10am

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Salvador Dalí, The First Days of Spring, 1929.

Oil and collage of paper, photograph, postcard, linoleum and transfer decal on wood panel. 50.2 x 65.1 cm. Collection of The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2017.

RA Patrons are invited to a special breakfast preview and curator-led tour of ‘Dalí / Duchamp’, which will throw light on the surprising relationship between father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí.

On the surface, these two great 20th-century artists could hardly be more dissimilar, but Dalí and Duchamp maintained a lasting bond of friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers.

What fuelled this seemingly unlikely friendship was deeper than their shared artistic interests – amongst them eroticism, language, optics and games. More fundamentally, the two men were united by a combination of humour and scepticism which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life.

Dalí / Duchamp brings together around 60 works, including some of Dalí’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages and readymades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.

Join us for a breakfast and private curator-led tour of our Dali / Duchamp exhibition. Patrons can choose either the breakfast preview or this evening preview as part of their annual membership benefits. To keep it special, all tours have limited availability.

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Friday 13 October 2017

8.45 — 10am

Weston Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. Patrons only.

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