Francesco Vezzoli, Salvidor Dalí, 1998, cotton embroidery on canvas, 12 1/2 x 12 1/4".


Dalí Dalí Featuring Francesco Vezzoli

Moderna Museet | Stockholm
September 19, 2009–January 17, 2010

Curated by Caroline Corbetta and John Peter Nilsson

Once maligned as Surrealist schlock, Dalí’s prescient forays into popular amusement and unbridled marketeering have lately come to the fore of scholarship on the mustachioed Catalonian. First, there was the 2003 exhibition devoted to his New York World’s Fair pavilion, followed by “Dalí and Mass Culture,” “Dalí and Film,” and now Dalí and . . . Francesco Vezzoli! The show opens with a concise overview of the master’s paintings, peppered with paraphernalia like jewelry and Schiaparelli gowns, and continues on to the first European retrospective devoted to Vezzoli’s own splashy meditations on sex, dread, and hype. A catalogue featuring essays by the curators, as well as contributions by Hal Foster and Chrissie Iles, among others, promises to confirm Dalí’s once-overlooked step-parentage of Warhol’s media-savvy children.