Elliott King, Guest Curator for High Museum's Dali Exhibit discusses the new Dali exhibition.
The High Museum in Atlanta is the sole venue for the first exhibition to focus on Dalí's art after 1940. The exhibition, comprising more than 100 works including 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dali ephemera, explores the artist's enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism, and his surprising connections to artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Willem de Kooning.
BIO: Elliott King
Dr. Elliott H. King is an art historian and leading specialist in the work of Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989). A Colorado native educated at the University of Essex and the Courtauld Institute of Art, he has lectured widely on Dali's work at museums and universities throughout the world. He is presently a Lecturer in European Modern Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of Denver, and also guest curator of Dali: The Late Work, a major exhibition currently on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia until January 2011.