Dali Miami Was a Taste of the Master's Work
|Venus de Milo with Drawers|
The hyper-sexual drawings, lithographs, paintings and sculptures -- which show through Sunday were enticing - much like Miami. Also like the Magic City, the prices were a bit steep and the music was blah. But there were more than 200 pieces of the Spanish master's work on display. We wanted to bask in the Dali glow.
|In Voluptas Mors|
In a lithograph titled Don Quichotte, Dali drew a character reminiscent of both the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz and the Michelin Man. In a way, it almost looked like it was preparing for war; with a spear in one hand and a shield in the other. Preparing for what? We can only imagine what was going through Dali's mind when sketching him.World domination?
One of the most talked about sculptures on display, Venus de Milo With Drawers, was not only breathtaking, but incredibly detailed. From the drawer handles protruding like nipples to the drawers representing her ribs, it was as if Dali himself had just unveiled it to the world.
There's nothing in the Miami exhibit of that value, but it's nevertheless a fine taste of the master's work. All in all, the Dali Miami exhibit was exactly what we expected: expressive, intriguing and sexual. We would go again tonight. Oh wait! We can go again tonight because the $80 VIP ticket allows multiple nights of entry.
Our writer, J.J. Colagrande yesterday called the exhibit underwhelming. While we understand his disappointment.-- Dali's work is far more more expansive and impressive than what's on display here, we think this is well worth the entry fee.
The exhibit runs through Sunday at the Moore building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tuesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11. General Admission is $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. For more information, visit dalimiami.com.
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