“Imaginary Portraits” by Pablo Picasso.
Sculptures and ceramics created by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali and prints of their paintings will be on display in Shenzhen. The exhibition will provide free audio guides in English and Chinese.
Dali (1904-1989) was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painting skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
“Lobster Telephone” by Salvador Dali.
At the Shenzhen exhibition, his famous “Lobster Telephone,” a composite of an ordinary working telephone and a lobster made of plaster, will be shown. Also known as “Aphrodisiac Telephone,” it is a surrealist object created in 1936 for the English poet Edward James (1907-1984), a leading collector of surrealist art. This is a classic example of a surrealist object, made from the conjunction of items not normally associated with each other, resulting in something both playful and menacing. Dali believed that such objects could reveal the secret desires of the unconscious. Lobsters and telephones had strong sexual connotations for Dali.
“Hands With Fish” by Pablo Picasso.
Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Tickets purchased online before Sept. 20:
80 yuan (1 person), 150 yuan (2 persons), 210 yuan (3 persons)
Tickets purchased online Sept. 20-Dec. 25:
100 yuan (1 person), 190 yuan (2 persons), 270 yuan (3 persons)
Tickets purchased at the door Sept. 20-Dec. 25:
120 yuan (1 person), 230 yuan (2 persons), 330 yuan (3 persons)
Free tickets: One adult can take a child below 0.8 meters or a senior aged above 70 free of admission