Organized by Andreas Beyer, For Your Eyes Only: A Private Collection, from Mannerism to Surrealism presents a selection of approximately 120 works from the private Collection of Richard and Ulla Dreyfus-Best. Produced from the Middle Ages to the present day, the paintings, sculptures, drawings, and artifacts reveal the influential power of art through the ages. In assembling their collection, the collectors required that all works specifically reference “artifice.” The collection includes works by Arnold Böcklin, Victor Brauner, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Giorgio de Chirico, Francesco Clemente, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Man Ray, and Andy Warhol, among many others. The exhibition is co-organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Kunstmuseum Basel.
Salvador Dalí, Flying Giant Demi-Tasse with Incomprehensible Appendage Five Meters Long, 1944–45. Oil on canvas, 50 × 31 cm. Private collection
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