On 19 March, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation inaugurated Dalí by Halsman, this year temporary exhibition at the Castell Gala Dalí of Púbol.
The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Joan Pluma, General Director of Cultural Heritage of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ramon Boixadós, Chairman of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Antoni Pitxot, the Director of the Dalí Theatre-Museum and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation, and Montse Aguer, the Director of the Centre for Dalinian Studies. Philippe Halsman's heirs, Irene Halsman and Steve Bello, also attended the opening ceremony.
Dalí by Halsman.
Since 2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of Dalí and Halsman encounter - the painter and the photographer met for the first time in 1941 in the United States,we felt this was the right time to organize the exhibition Dalí by Halsman in the Púbol Castle.
Dalí by Halsman presents a selection of eighty-eight photographs of Salvador Dalí taken by Philippe Halsman (plus a gouache by Dalí painted on a photograph), for which Dalí's involvement was both physical and conceptual.
The pictures shown in this exhibition were kept by Dalí throughout his life. They are reminiscences of his thirty-seven years collaboration, from 1941 to 1978, with another alchemist of the creative process.
The Publication, Design and catalogue
The exhibition at the Púbol castle-museum was curated by Montse Aguer, also author of the introduction to the catalogue. Irene Halsman, Oliver Rosenberg Halsman, Steve Bello, David G. Torre and Rosa Maria Maurell also contributed to its edition. The catalogue, sponsored by "la Caixa", was published by Distribucions d'Art Surrealista and designed by Bis Dixit. The exhibition has been designed by Pep Canaleta, 3carme33.
The exhibition catalogue presents a selection of the principal bibliographical references in books and exhibition catalogues, from projects of the time to current publications on the collaboration between the painter Salvador Dalí and the photographer Philippe Halsman. This year, as a novelty, we offer the entire bibliography published in n newspaper and specialized reviews on our web page:
The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol opened its doors to the public from 13 March to 31 December, while the Salvador Dalí House in Portlligat opened on 12 February.