Summer International Print Project 2022: Salvador Dali

2022.07.01 - 2022.09.04

Summer International Print Project 2022
Salvador Dali: The Song of Songs of Solomon

The Summer International Print Project at Gallery de Sol, inaugurated in 2019, unveils the artworks of Taiwan’s printmaking pioneer, Liao Shiou-ping, alongside those of three major Spanish artists: Picasso, Miró, and Dalí. This annual exhibition, meticulously curated, presents rare and captivating content, including the iconic lithograph series ‘Ubu’s Childhood’ by Joan Miró, created at the age of 82 in 2000. In 2021, the spotlight shone on an essential Jewish religious commemoration by Marc Chagall, the original lithograph series documenting the design and production process of the glass mosaic windows at the synagogue of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, titled ‘Vitraux pour Jerusalem.’ A testament to the meticulous curation by Gallery de Sol, each year’s exhibition showcases meticulously planned and seldom-seen artistic brilliance.

In 2022, Gallery de Sol presents Salvador Dalí’s original etching series, ‘The Song of Songs of King Solomon,’ printed on Japanese paper in 1971. Consisting of twelve pieces, Dalí’s interpretation of this biblical ode embodies engagement with religious classics. Employing etching, Dalí intricately portrays the poetic simplicity and rhythmic essence of the Song of Songs, utilizing lines as delicate as the strands of hair to render visual narratives, further embellished with hand painting and gold leafing, emanating an aura of regal splendor similar to King Solomon’s.

Complete sets of such prints are exceedingly rare and therefore immensely prized, often becoming the centerpiece of museum collections and the pride of discerning collectors. The 2022 Summer International Print Project at Gallery de Sol not only presents the seldom-seen complete set of ‘The Song of Songs of King Solomon’ by Dalí but also showcases select pieces from Marc Chagall’s ‘Daphnis and Chloe’ series and the entire ‘Vitraux pour Jerusalem’ series, inviting viewers into the enchanting world of coveted print collections cherished by countless aficionados.