Salvador Dalí’s Surrealist Piano (pictured here in Singapore) will be on display this summer in Vancouver.
Woman Aflame will also be displayed at Lot 19 in Vancouver (pictured here in Beverly Hills).
Woman Aflame is a 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture valued at $2.5-million.
These public installations are part of the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s Definitely Dali exhibition.
Following the popularity of last summer’s Salvador Dalí public art installation in Vancouver, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery is once again bringing a touch of surrealist flair to the city with not one, but two original sculptures by the renowned Spanish artist.
The first, Woman Aflame, a staggering 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture valued at $2.5-million, will be on display at Lot 19, the small park at West Hastings and Hornby Street where last year’s Dance of Time I stood. The second featured sculpture is Surrealist Piano, a grand work of art from 1954 depicting a woman reaching skywards atop a piano supported by the curves of three human legs. This piece will be at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, a five-minute stroll from Lot 19, as well as additional locations throughout the city to be announced in the coming weeks.
These two large-scale pieces form the bedrock of the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s fifth annual Definitely Dalí exhibition which features more than 100 additional works of art, all available for purchase. While viewing is free, public donations and a percentage of gallery sales will benefit Arts Umbrella, a non-profit visual and performing arts centre for youth.
The public unveiling of Woman Aflame takes place on May 5 at 2 p.m., but you can see the statue in all its blazing glory, along with the rest of the Surrealist master’s work, until September 1.
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