Ephemera Relating to Works by Salvador Dalí from the Julian Levy Gallery, New YorkArtist(s)Salvador DaliArtist NationalitySpanish (culture or style)Object Creation Date1941Medium & Supportphotomechanical reproduction on cardboardDimensions
16 in x 13 in (40.64 cm x 33.02 cm)Credit LineGift of the Betty Parsons FoundationLabel copy
Julien Levy was introduced by Duchamp in 1927 to the Surrealists in Paris. His New York gallery, founded in 1929, was the first American gallery to represent Surrealist artists. His exhibitions were important for the avant-garde for the next fifteen years, and as a Harvard graduate, Levy influenced his college friends A. Everett "Chick" Austin, director of The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and Alfred Barr, founder of The Museum of Modern Art, to organize seminal exhibitions of Surrealist art.
This marketing piece promotes works by Salvador Dalí for sale at the Julien Levy Gallery—paintings, portraits, drawings, jewels, and crystal. As well, it announces the availability of "fragments" of the manuscript for The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, a book by the artist published by the Dial Press in New York that same year.
During his period of exile from 1940 to 1945 Dalí lived in New York and California, where he occupied himself with book illustration and portraiture as well as devoting himself to fashion, musical theater, and film.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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