Check out Dalí’s oddly fantastic creations at The Real Surreal, Miami’s latest exhibit on the quirky Spanish artist.
Discover Dali’s surreal world of melting clocks and otherworldly creatures at Miami’s newest exhibit The Real Surreal. Curated by The Art Plug’s Marcel Katz the whimsical exhibit brings Dalí to the 305 for a socially-distant experience that pitches the Spanish artist against the surrealist reality we now find ourselves in.
“A century ago Dalí himself lived in a reality similar to ours” reads the exhibit’s catalogue. “… which led him to create some of the most treasured works of modern art history.”
“If Salvador Dalí was teleported to 2020, he would find himself in one of his own works,” it continues.
The show, which took almost a year to put together, features a total of 40 pieces. Twenty-one of these are by Dalí himself, featuring a life-sized statue of St. George slaying the Dragon. The others were created by local Miami artists who have been heavily influenced by the Spanish genius and the Surrealist movement. The extensive exhibit features all kinds of installations all the way from the ceiling to the floor, including one beautiful mural.
All pieces at The Real Surreal are for sale ranging from $2000 to $1.3 billion, including a recreation of the egg sculptures that crown the Dalí museum in Figueres, Spain, which is currently selling at a whopping $10,000. But if you’re not willing to spend that kind of money the exhibit also offers Dalí-Esque merch including masks emblazoned with his iconic mustache, apparel, accessories and more.
The Real Surreal is a totally touch-free experience with hand sanitation stations, social distancing and operating at limited capacity. But if you can’t make it over to the Confidante or you’d rather stay at home but don’t want to miss out on the incredibly awesome show, you can always take a virtual tour of the exhibit on The Art Plug’s website!
The Real Surreal is open Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. as well as Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at The Confidante Miami Beach. The exhibit will remain in town until January 17, 2021, and requires visitors to book their tickets online prior to their visit.
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