Generosity at work!

On June 23rd, 2019, just a few short weeks after the Space Venus sculpture by Salvador Dali was unveiled at Lot 19, it was “robbed” from its integral part: the “GOLDEN EGG” was taken. 

Few days after this happened, an unlikely hero appeared in the form of a local sculptor and Salvador Dali fan who offered to cast a bronze replacement egg for free of charge. His name is RICHARD FORBES who worked two months tirelessly to create the egg, thus allowing the sculpture to be visually restored to its complete state.

The shiny bronze egg currently on view is an exact replica of Salvador Dali’s bronze egg and it is installed on the sculpture only temporarily. After the sculpture returns to Europe, the egg will be substituted by an egg cast from Dali’s original mould.

To show our appreciation and support the Chali-Rosso Gallery hosts an exhibition of some of Richard Forbes fabulous works of art, currently on view in the gallery.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY from October 17 to November 10

DAVID YARROW
“it’s five o’clock somewhere”

We are thrilled to announce that over 20 fine-art photographs by artist David Yarrow to be displayed and offered at Chali-Rosso Art Gallery from October 17th till November 10th.

David’s photography has been exhibited in many cities around the world, including Oslo, Monaco, London, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966, he is now an internationally acclaimed, and is currently the world’s best-selling fine art photographer.

Capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes, cultures and endangered animals has built David Yarrow’s unrivaled reputation for photographic excellence. David often uses a remote-controlled camera to capture the most dangerous animals in their natural, environmentally sensitive habitats. This photographic technique allows David to achieve unique angles and perspectives, often capturing animals looking directly into the lens or down at the camera.

David Yarrow has also worked with well-known celebrities and incorporated them into his wildlife photos, including Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne and Canadian Pamela Anderson.

In April 2018, David Yarrow’s iconic ‘Wolf of Main Street’ image went up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The work sold for $135,000; the highest price ever bid for a work by a living photographer. This remarkable record has since been eclipsed with Yarrow’s breathtaking image of a Polar Bear titled “78 Degrees North”, which sold for $147,000 in London, May 2018 and “Amboseli Kenya”, sold earlier this year for $143,000.

The exhibition is presented by Chali-Rosso Art Gallery in partnership with LuvnGrace Entertainment. Additional sponsors are Jireh Stone Ltd. and Georgia Hassler.


 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Definitely Dali Exhibition, 2019

We are happy to announce that the annual Definitely Dali Exhibition has just opened. Two stunning, large-scale sculptures – Dalinian Dancer and Space Venus – are being exhibited in the Vancouver Downtown core and a large collection of works by Salvador Dali and the Modern Masters are featured in the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery.

Dalinian Dancer

SALVADOR DALI, DALINIAN DANCER
Bronze sculpture
Height: 1.75 meter / 69″

The gorgeous Dalinian Dancer stands at the corner of Alberni & Thurlow Street. Take your smart phone and try our newly developed augmented reality app featuring the sculpture.

Space Venus

SALVADOR DALI, SPACE VENUS
Bronze sculpture
Height: 3.5 meter / 11’5″

The 3.5 meter tall monumental size Space Venus is located on W.Hastings at the foot of Hornby Street, just a few minutes walk from the gallery.

For the location of the sculptures, please see map below:

Map

In May 2019, once again we will welcome a collection of spectacular Dali sculptures in Vancouver. Among them two large-scale bronze sculptures, to be placed on public display for the enjoyment of all locals and guests to the city. Before landing in Vancouver in early May, the sculptures will have traveled over 20,000 kilometres. Read more about the journey

Definitely Dali Exhibition Preview – 2019

SALVADOR DALI BRONZE SCULPTURES – 2019

In May 2019, once again we will welcome a collection of spectacular Dali sculptures in Vancouver. Among them two large-scale bronze sculptures, to be placed on public display for the enjoyment of all locals and guests to the city. Before landing in the Port of Vancouver in early May, the sculptures will have traveled over 20,000 kilometres. After boarding the ship in Italy, they cross the Atlantic Ocean, go through the Panama Canal, graze Central America, skim past Mexico and the California Coastline and sail along the West Coast, to finally reach Vancouver. That’s a long way!

Find out which sculptures are on the way to Vancouver to be exhibited in 2019 by visiting our fundraiser site here.
You are invited to be a part of this exciting project!

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Bronze sculpture
Height: 3.5 meter / 11’5″

This sculpture alone is an amazing perk for the city, but there is so much more!

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Bronze sculpture
Height: 1.75 meter / 69″

By sponsoring a few kilometres of the sculptures’ epic journey from Europe, for as little as $10, you can help fulfill Dali’s dream and ensure that new generations continue to have unrestricted access to his original works. As a token of appreciation, we have some wonderful gifts for you. Check out how and when

As in the last two years, the gallery continues its tradition to arrange the annual Definitely Dali exhibition which features over 100 original works of art by the legendary Surrealist Master, including 20 gallery size bronze sculptures. On exhibition in the gallery, you also find an exceptional collection of works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

SPONSORS and PARTNERS

Downtown BIA

EasyPark

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For the duration of the Definitely Dali Exhibition, public donations received, as well as a percentage of Chali-Rosso Art Gallery sales will go to Recovery Through Art Society, a non-profit organization, which mission is to support innovative mental health and addiction recovery and growth through art.

“Recreation’s purpose is not to kill time, but to make life; not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life.”

 

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THE DEFINITELY DALÍ PROJECT
The Definitely Dali Project was first introduced to Vancouver in 2014, as a means to expose Vancouverites to exciting, historic, world class, fine art. The mandate of the Project is to ensure that new and future generations may continue to experience the magic of the great Spanish Surrealist master, Salvador Dali.
Viewing of the exhibition has always been presented with no charge to the public.

“ART IN THE CITY FOUNDATION”
As the Definitely Dali Project grows, so the scope of the responsibilities expands. This means the framework of the project has reached a new level which lead to the birth of the non-profit society, called F.I.N.E. Art in the City Foundation. The mandate of the Foundation is to exhibit world class art in cities’ urban areas, with special focus on internationally known artists. The mission is to create free public access to these works of art and to engage individuals and communities to learning more about fine art.