Dalí - Vermeer

At the Salon du Livre Rare, from 22 to 24 September 2023Le Pas bookstores Sage and Emmanuel Fradois exhibit the archives of Magdeleine Hours on the genesis of a masterpiece
by Salvador Dalí, A paranoid-critical study of Vermeer's The Lacemakerheld by the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
One of the rare palettes signed by Dalí - on which the colours have dried
the triple rhinoceros horn - letters, books and mailings are evidence of a fruitful collaboration between Salvador Dalí and Magdeleine Hours, director of the laboratory at the Musée du Louvre. Photographs, most of them previously unpublishedcapture a curious experience around The Lacemaker by Vermeer.
But more than the creation of a simple painting, this ensemble plunges us into one of Dalín's earliest and most pervasive obsessions - and documents the initiating stage of a total work, the precursor of performance art.

Dalí • Vermeer