Patrons dining club: ‘Dalí / Duchamp’

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Monday 2 October 2017
8.30 — 10.30pm

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Dalí / Duchamp

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Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Object Functioning Symbolically – Gala’s Shoe, 1931 (1973 edition).

Assemblage with shoe, white marble, photographs, a glass containing wax, a gibbet, a matchbox, hair and a wooden scraper. 48.3 x 27.9 x 9.4 cm. Collection of The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2017.

Join us for Patrons dining club to celebrate the opening of ‘Dalí / Duchamp’.

Enjoy lively conversation with fellow art-lovers in a nearby restaurant as you discuss Dalí / Duchamp, which will throw light on their 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.

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Monday 2 October 2017

8.30 — 10.30pm

Full address provided on RSVP

£75. Includes three-course dinner with wine. Patrons only.

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