Nieuwsbrief
Festive Oskar Kokoschka opening
17 September 2013

Dalí paintings return home to Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shows a presentation of more than twenty-five works from the museum’s world-class collection of Surrealist works, augmented by three rare loans from the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. Surrealism in Rotterdam includes paintings, assemblages and readymades.

Salvador Dalí, Mae West Lips Sofa, 1938, wood and wool, 92 x 215 x 66 cm. Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2003.
Salvador Dalí, Mae West Lips Sofa, 1938, wood and wool, 92 x 215 x 66 cm. Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2003.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s Surrealist collection is among the best in the world. For the past ten months, seven of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces from the museum’s collection have been on show in major exhibitions in Paris and Madrid. Their homecoming is celebrated with a presentation of more than twenty-five works by Surrealist artists, including Man Ray, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst and Francis Picabia. Highlights include Dalí’s sensual ‘Mae West Lips Sofa’ (1938) and his monumental triptych ‘Landscape with a Girl Skipping Rope’, which was restored in 2010. You can watch a video of the restoration of this work on ARTtube.

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