A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

"Triumphant Elephant" by Salvador Dalí

Two Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has been transformed into an outdoor gallery featuring monumental sculptures by Salvador Dalí. Take a stroll past Tiffany & Co. and Versace to admire his iconic melting clocks, a magical unicorn, St. George defeating a writhing dragon, and other works in bronze by the master of surrealism. The sculptures will be on display through Sept. 23.

Don’t miss the pieces inside Galerie Michael as well. A visit to this gallery is like a visit to MOMA, except you can take home paintings, etchings, lithographs and sculptures from the likes of Chagall, Picasso, Rembrandt and Dalí.

Presented by Two Rodeo Drive and Galerie Michael, with a sponsorship from Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, the Dalí Exhibit at Two Rodeo Drive features 12 iconic sculptures and marks the first and largest outdoor showcase of Dali’s sculptures in the United States.

The exhibit highlights Dalí’s three-dimensional bronze monumental sculptures that are up to 12 feet tall, as well as museum-sized sculptures that range in size from four to nine feet. Loaned from The Stratton Institute, which possesses the world’s largest collection of Dalí’s monumental sculptures, the exhibit offers the rare opportunity to view Dalí’s surreal sculptures in an open environment outside of a museum or gallery setting.

The Dalí Exhibit at Two Rodeo Drive was organized collaboratively by Beniamino Levi, president of The Stratton Institute, and Michael Schwartz, owner of Galerie Michael, both of whom had personal relationships with Dalí. Galerie Michael will offer complimentary docent tours of the collection on weekends at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.

The exhibit has also partnered with Operation Smile, an international non-profit medical organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of children in developing countries with access to surgical care for those born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. Donations raised during the exhibition as well as a percentage of sales from purchased sculptures will benefit Operation Smile.

The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, visit www.tworodeo.com.