Rare photos of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso @ Zebra One Gallery, London

These fantastic, never-before-seen images of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are currently being exhibited at the Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, London. The shots, on display until the end of September ’17, give a rare, intimate glimpse into the lives of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Commenting on the shots, the gallery shared the thought that, “Throughout Salvador Dali’s career, a question that reoccurred time and time again was whether he would cut his iconic moustache – a point that is addressed in many of these shots, with him at the mirror with a razor and holding a sword against his moustache.”

Whether he actually cut it or not is still up for debate…

Salvador Dali Moustache Miroir by Paul Popper, 1964.

 

Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Gilles Ehrmann, 1952. This iconic portrait a favourite of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline Roque, and is the only one which is hung in their house in Mougins.

 

Dali, a woman and his cane by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Dali standing next to a young woman brandishing his famous cane.

A legend in his lifetime by Edward Quinn, 1968. Here Picasso arranges two works for viewing: Figure carrying a stone, 1931 and Figures by the sea, 1931.

 

Salvador Dali and Captain Moore with an Ocelot by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Moore holding a pet Ocelot watched by Dali with the port holes of the ship behind them. This is a surrealistic scene which would have appealed to Dali.  The ocelot, named Babou, was Dali’s favourite pet.

 

Visit www.zebraonegallery.com for more information.

EXHIBITION : SALVADOR DALÌ IN LOVE FOR LANCEL.

Dalígramme

It was when he first met Gala, in 1929, in Cadaquès, that Salvador Dalí recognised in her the woman he “had dreamed of and painted before he even met her”, his muse and grand amour.

At the end of the 60’s, he wrote a language for her, a secret love alphabet only understood by the two of them. He named it Dalígramas.
Like Dalí, the French maroquinier Lancel has been inspired by Gala, in 1970, to create a collection of bags whose leather dresses up with the letter symbols and whose handles take the form of a bicycle’s chain (credit donna), true symbol of the link between the two lovers.
Today, the brand re-edits the collection Dalígramme and associates with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation to pay a tribute to this great love.

Take a peek at the Gallerie des Galleries, in Paris, until the 20th of September for a unique retrospective: L’art, l’amour, la mode.