If you’re strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali’s, “Space Venus”.
I’d have said you’d find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali “melting” clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, “The Persistence of Memory”.
While doing a bit of online research for this post, I was shocked to learn that someone had stolen the sculptures golden egg.
Who does that?
Thankfully though, a local artist and Dali fan offered a replacement egg that will be used until the sculpture returns to Europe and has another egg cast from the original mould. To read the article in the Vancouver Sun, click here.
Space Venus is one of 2 Dali sculptures currently on public display, and are part of the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery Definitely Dali exhibition. The idea behind the public displays is, “to ensure that new and future generations may continue to experience the magic of the great Spanish Surrealist master, Salvador Dali.”. I think it’s also great advertising for the gallery. I had no idea of its existence but will definitely be checking it out in the near future.