Fifteen never before seen drawings by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali will be unveiled this Saturday, June 27th in an exhibition of Dali’s work at the University of Buffalo’s Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, Salvador Dali, coincides with the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death, and will present some of the former artist’s unforgettable and unmistakable bizarre pieces of artwork.
The exhibition will also feature two lithographs, a poster and a silver sculpture from the Edmund Klein Collection. It will also present two paintings from the UB Collection; Portrait of Katharine Cornell (oil and mixed media); and Labyrinth (oil on panel), as well as a sculpture and several drypoint etchings from the collection of Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum.
The fifteen sketches and the silver sculpture in the Klein Collection belong to the family of the late Edmund Klein, M.D., a world renowned skin cancer researcher and a former research professor in the UB’s School of Medicine and Biochemical Science. For nearly a decade, Klein treated Dali for skin cancer beginning in 1972, and over the years the two became close friends. Dali executed, personalized and dedicated artwork to Klein; a rather unconventional method of payment. The drawings were sequestered in a bank vault for nearly thirty years and will be available to be purchased after the exhibition.
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and will take place on the second floor of the Anderson Gallery at 1 Martha Jackson Place. The gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 5PM, and Sunday 1PM to 5PM. For more information call 716.829.3754.