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Salvador Dalí at Tel Aviv Port runs until July 2ed, 2016. 
Contessa Abono © 2016
Salvador Dalí at Tel Aviv Port runs until July 2ed, 2016. Contessa Abono © 2016

Spirit Of Surrealism: Salvador Dalí At Tel Aviv Port

Picture of Contessa Abono
Updated: 3 November 2016
The Salvador Dalí exhibit held at Tel Aviv Port is a fascinating and rare collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other mediums offering a glimpse into the mind of the most celebrated Surrealist artist of all time.

 

A beautiful collection of portrait photography greets you as you step into the first room of the exhibit. The Dalí Portraits (1971) by French photographer and Dalí’s friend, Marc Lacroix, are quirky introspections into the eccentric daily life of the artist. This is counter balanced by the tapestry collection, 12 tribes of Israel (1975), which was Dalí’s interpretation of religious perspectives through art.

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Dalí portraits by Marc Lacroix | © Photo Contessa Abono/2016

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Judah (1975) | © Photo Contessa Abono/2016

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Asher (1975) | © Photo Contessa Abono/2016

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© Contessa Abono 2016

The playfulness of the Alice in Wonderland series shows a different side to the artist and perhaps a shared love with Lewis Carroll’s fascination with time.  The abstract design tells the familiar story in a new whimsical way.

Who Stole the Tarts? (1969) Original lithography Contessa Abono © 2016

Who Stole the Tarts? (1969) Original lithography | © Contessa Abono/2016

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Mad Tea Party (1969) Original lithography | © Contessa Abono/2016

Another charming and insightful aspect of the exhibition is the inclusion of portrait photography of Dalí with his wife, Gala. Gala was Dalí’s most important muse and a constant source of inspiration for the artist, featuring in many of his paintings.

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Dalí paints Gala’s Head Photo by Marc Lacroix | © Contessa Abono/2016

Salvador Dalí at Tel Aviv Port runs until July 2, 2016. Tel Aviv Port, 03-6020832, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel +972 3 544 1505