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Beginning this Sunday, LACMA will be rolling out Dali: Painting & Film.

Regarded as one of the greatest surrealist artists of the 20th Century-the exhibit will examine the influence that cinema had on his works, and the contribution that he himself made to film.

Featuring about 100 works from various collections, LACMA will also screen Dali’s many film projects, and host a series of lectures.

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Born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain; Dali discovered impressionism at the age of 12, thanks to family friends who collected art. Two years later, he had his first exhibition; and in 1920, his father sent him to a Fine Arts School in Madrid to study painting. While in Madrid, Dali met up with a group of intellectuals such as poet Pedro Garfias, and filmmaker Luis Bunel.

In Paris, in 1929 Dali became fully immersed in surrealism, becoming friends with Rene Magritte, and Joan Miro. That same year he collaborated with Luis Bunel on the film Un chien andalou, and his first solo show was exhibited.

An eccentric character, Dali spearheaded the surrealist movement, and became quite a celebrity. Beyond melting clocks, this exhibit is the first of its type to focus on the artist in conjunction with film, and will be very popular with Angelenos. On view through Jan 6th, you will have plenty of opportunity to see this one!

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Ticket info:
Weekdays- $17.00 adults, $14.00 students & seniors (62+), $12.00 twilight tickets (after 5pm)
Weekends- $20.00 adults, $17.00 students & seniors (62+), $15.00 twilight tickets (after 5pm)

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Dali photograph courtesy of the Salvador Dali Foundation
Photo of Metamorposis of Narcissus courtesy of LACMA