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Espace Dali

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Address: 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 64 40 10
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Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris!

Espace Dali, located in...

Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris!

Espace Dali, located in the heart of the famous artists' village, Montmartre, exhibits the largest collection of artworks by Salvador Dali in France.

Dali as you have never seen before!

The collection is the fruit of the emblematic surrealist artist's extravagant inspiration: theatrical sculptures, erotic, dreamlike or irresistibly humorous engravings, poetic objects and furniture, are all part of the phantasmagorical universe of the inventor of soft watches.

The multiple facets of the Catalan Master

3D Surrealism

Thanks to Dali, everything can be transformed by the magic of dreams: the Space Elephant with spindly legs seems to defy gravity, a watch melts from a branch, a snail spreads its wings and Venus has drawers.

Stories and wonders

Dali had an encyclopedic culture and was fascinated by major themes from literature, mythology and religion. He used many different techniques to illustrate universal texts: Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Bible... As well as more personal works, such as Moses and Monotheism or The Alchemy of the Philosophers.

Each book is an art object.

Sculptures, drawings, water colors, engravings, lithographs, Espace Dali invites us to explore the main themes of his work: dreams, mythology, sensuality...

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OK, I am going you stick my neck right out there and say that I really liked it! It was whimsical and fun. I don't pretend to understand modern art but I am curious and love to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thionville, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, I am going you stick my neck right out there and say that I really liked it! It was whimsical and fun. I don't pretend to understand modern art but I am curious and love to learn. Contrary to the Picasso museum (interesting and worth the visit, but it doesn't move me in any particle way) something about Dali's... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a real museum, but it is advertized as such... For me it was a disappointing experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Displays lots of Dali Concept art. Most pieces are authenticated by the Dali estate as being made from his conception. Nearly all are realized after his death. This is a private for profit museum that displays a few of his drawings and has art inspired by Dali by other artists. In the end their is a room where you can... More 

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EspaceDali, Responsable relations clients at Espace Dali, responded to this review

Dear Simon T, Thanks for visiting our exhbition and taking the time to leave a comment. Espace Dali's collection is the largest private collection of original artworks by Salvador Dali in France. Each artwork is numered, signed by the artist, and presented in the Catalogue Raisonné printed by the expert Mr Descharnes. As for the date of their production, each... More 

Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Dali museum in Florida and I guess after that experience nothing will compare, but this was a disappointment. My first impression was that of a cramped gift shop and a slight annoyance at the poor layout and explanation of what this place was. Thankfully Sacre Coeur was close by otherwise the crazy stairs up would... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly small museum but still wonderful with many example of work done by Dali and there is also a shop attached for souvenirs

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised! I suppose my expectations were low because of all the poor reviews, but I'm a big Dali fan, so I had to stop in. I was happy initially because the price is slightly lower if you are under 26, and also because the museum is so quiet. Compared to other Parisian museums which are so crowded... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

When you go to a "Espace Dali", you expect to see lots of original works by Dali. This is not the case at all, and there is no major piece by Dali, although the price (and the propaganda) may suggest otherwise. Of course, if you are in Montmartre, and have time and money to spare, go for it!

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EspaceDali, Responsable relations clients at Espace Dali, responded to this review

Dear Osvaldo M. Thanks for visiting our exhbition and taking the time to leave a comment. Espace Dali's collection is the largest private collection of original artworks by Salvador Dali in France. Each artwork is numered, signed by the artist, and presented in the Catalogue Raisonné of Dali's works. One of the very few privates museums in Paris, Espace Dali... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If it was possible I would give this zero stars. There are no original Dali works of art on display of interest. Apparently there are some lithographs which is how they manage the strap line 'the largest collection in France' This is misleading and dishonest. This small exhibition consists of derivative sculptures from the 1980's and graphic illustrations in French.... More 

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EspaceDali, Responsable relations clients at Espace Dali, responded to this review

M. Richarda4733, No claim was ever made by Espace Dali concerning the display of paintings, and we are free to exhibit any kind of works depending on our exhibition program. However, all the sculptures exhibited are authentic works by Salvador Dali. Each Salvador Dali work bears a certificate of authenticity and is referenced in the official Catalogue Raisonné: “Dali Sculptures... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While it is 11 euros to get in, we have paid a lot more for museums we have enjoyed a lot less. When you first walk in, there are pieces inspired by another artist (which are very good!). Then there is a nice collection of his work, many of which we have never seen. I actually have a new favorite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

There are some nice pieces, but actually not that much work by Dali himself - more of it is by others who imitate his style. Also fairly light on much explanation/interpretation of Dali and his art. A bit expensive for what you get.

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