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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dalí's “Santiago El Grande” arrives at the High

Earlier today, the High Museum uncrated Dalí's massive “Santiago El Grande.” The 13 1/2-foot-by-10-foot painting, which will be on view in the museum's upcoming Salvador Dalí: The Late Work, was designed by the artist as an altarpiece for Madrid's Real Monasterio de El Escorial.

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More pictures and exhibit info after the jump.

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Dalí scholar/exhibition consulting curator Elliott King (right) discusses the painting
  • DalÍ scholar/exhibition consulting curator Elliott King (right) discusses the painting

The High on Dalí's late work and the exhibit, opening Aug. 7:

Beginning in the late 1930s, Dalí went through a radical change in which he embraced Catholicism, developed the concept of nuclear mysticism and, in effect, reinvented himself as an artist. Comprising more than 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera, “Salvador Dalí: The Late Work” will also explore the artist’s enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism as well as his connections to such artists of the 1960s and 1970s as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning.

(Photos by Joeff Davis)

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