Dalí. Els anys joves (1918-1930), 1995


Exhibition at the Palau Robert. Barcelona

Oscar Tusquets Blanca and Dani Freixes

The exhibition, which first opened in London and travelled later to New York and Madrid, showed the painter’s formative years, prior to Surrealism. The staging in the Palau Robert began with a great lateen sail around which the juvenile works from Cadaqués were exhibited, and concluded with El gran masturbador and the arrival of Gala in the painter’s life. Visitors had to bow before a frightening portrait of the Muse as they were leaving the exhibition.