Salvador Dalí, “Aphrodisiac Telephone,” 1936.
Mixed media, 18 x 12.5 x 30.5 cm.*

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
11 February – 29 May 2011

“Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an autopsy table”—this famous description by the poet Comte de Lautréamont captures a central dimension of Surrealist art theory. The interplay of opposites and the shift of reality that hints at the unconscious and dreamlike particularly manifest themselves in the Surrealists’ strange and bizarre objects and sculptures.

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