6 - 8pm, Thursday 6th Feb


Dalí - Sketchbooks from the 1930s

Through the sketches and studies he made during the 1930s, this exhibition explores the most significant decade of Dalí’s career and provides an intimate insight into the development of some of the artist’s most pivotal and iconic imagery.

Sketches range from his infamous Mae West lips sofa and melting clocks, to Freudian drawers and crutches, many set within the familiar desert-like landscape taken from his beloved sea-side home in Cadaqués, Catalonia. Each of these motifs helped lay the foundations for many of Dalí’s key concepts in a number of his most acclaimed paintings.

This collection of sketches showcases Dalí’s remarkable breadth as an artist and his unparalleled draftsmanship. Furthermore, they provide a unique pictorial thread illustrating the transition through a number of ideas that the artist had been developing at that time.


Mayfair 21 Conduit St, W1S 2XP