Montre Molle, 1971, by Salvador Dalí
More than 200 privately owned pieces of Salvador Dalí’s work will be on display during “Dali Miami” (March 7–11) at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District. “Miami is the hub of Latin American art,” says Reed V. Horth, president and curator of Robin Rile Fine Art gallery, who curated the exhibit and further noted that a great many Miami artists trace their inspiration back to Dalí.
Among the 200 works Horth culled together for the exhibit are Montre Molle (1971), a Daum glass version of Dali’s signature melted clock, and a bronze Venus de Milo with Drawers, Horth’s personal favorite piece, which was conceived in 1964 and cast in 1988. “Freudian drawers opening to the unconscious,” says Horth, interrupt Venus’s sensual and feminine body. One of twelve editions, the piece shows Dalí’s preoccupation with Freud and his later shift to a more traditional approach, based on the Classical and Renaissance periods. Another notable piece on display is the Dragon/Swan/Elephant (1969) sculpture, which represents three animals in one composition.
On the VIP opening night, chef Adrianne Calvo of Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar will prepare flavorful dishes from Dalí’s own recipes. The exhibition is being produced by Michael Rosen, president and CEO of Colored Thumb and an integral figure behind many Miami art exhibits, including Art Basel. 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 720-771-0600