NiteTalk: Michael Rosen on the Deliriously Surreal Dali Miami

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His Persistence of Memory revealed the dripping clocks of our collective subconscious, and his Lobster Telephone clawed away our hangups. He collaborated with everyone from Bunuel, Disney and Hitchcock to Man Ray, Brassai and Beaton. He's been portrayed by Robert Pattinson (in Little Ashes) and Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris); immortalized in Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street and in his own museum. He was Salvador Dali, and everything about him was deliriously surreal. Colored Thumb's Michael Rosen (and Robin Rile's Reed V. Horth) put together 200+ of the master's works for the five-day only Dali Miami.

How'd Dali Miami come about? Dali Miami came about around a year ago when I started gathering information on Dali collections with the intent to show the best private collection of his art to ever come to the US. Over the years I have become close with many of the world's top collectors of Dali; this seemed like a great way to  take advantage of those collections.

Will this be the first time you and Horth teamed up?
Yes, this is the first time Reed and I have teamed up on an exhibit of this scale, but we have been doing high end art deals for years.

What are some of the highlights of the exhibit?
The show will feature over 65 pieces of bronze sculpture, as well as original oils, sketches, watercolors, prints, and photography covering
every aspect of Dali's career. Among the highlights are an early intaglio entitled "The Grasshopper Child" (1934) and the infamous bronze "Venus de Milo with Drawers" (1964).

Won't you also be showing one of Dali's cinematic collaborations? Yes, looping throughout the exhibit we'll have the silent Surrealist masterpiece Un Chien Andalou, the 1929 collaboration between Dali and Luis Bunuel.

What else can attendees expect to find on opening night? Chef Adrianne Calvo will be creating recipes inspired by Les Diners de Gala, which is better known as The Dali Cookbook. Expect Maximum Flavor!

Dali Miami opens Wednesday March 7th, 7pm and runs through Sunday March 11th at The Moore Building 4040 NE 2nd Avenue Design District. For more information log on here.

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