Luxury book publisher Assouline presents Salvador Dalí: The Impossible Collection, a new release which celebrates the full oeuvre of Catalan artist Dalí.
The artist’s polymorphous legacy includes painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography. Dalí also wrote fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays and criticism.
Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Dalí moved closer to Surrealism in the late 1920s and joined the Surrealist group in 1929, soon becoming one of its leading figures. The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931, and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings. This iconic work prominently features among the 200 pages and 140 illustrations of this elegant handcrafted volume, presented in a luxury clamshell case made in Italy.
With this beautiful book, Assouline and art historian Paul Moorhouse deliver an authoritative analysis on the Spanish artist’s life and career celebrated in two major museums devoted to his work: The Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain and the Salvador Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida. Moorhouse is Head of Collection Displays (Victorian to Contemporary) at the National Portrait Gallery, London where he has curated exhibitions including: Giacometti: Pure Presence (2015-16), The Great War in Portraits (2014), The Queen: Art and Image (2011-12), Gerhard Richter Portraits (2009) and Pop Art Portraits (2007).