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© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/VEGAP, Madrid. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Caption unavailable © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/VEGAP, Madrid. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

2018 Annual Appeal

Salvador Dalí’s Trilogy of the desert: Mirage 1946 

The National Gallery of Victoria has an extraordinary opportunity to become the first public collection in Australia to acquire a painting by renowned Surrealist artist, Salvador Dalí. The NGV is launching a major campaign to raise funds and ensure this impressive work finds its home in Australia.

Trilogy of the desert: Mirage, 1946, was the centerpiece of a triptych commissioned by William Lightfoot Schultz, founder of Shulton Cosmetics, to promote Desert Flower, a new brand of perfume and makeup for women. The image shows an arid Catalonian landscape upon which emerges a meticulously drawn but fragmented Renaissance architectural fantasy; at the centre, a desert flower blooms from a classical bust of the Apollo Belvedere. Trilogy of the desert: Mirage,1946, perfectly encapsulates Dalí’s middle period when he reinvented himself and his approach to art.

We warmly welcome donations of any amount and thank you for considering a contribution to make this acquisition possible.

To make a donation, please follow the link below or call the NGV Foundation on 03 8620 2415.

All donations of $2 and more are tax deductible.

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If you are interested in making a significant gift to this campaign, please contact Misha Agzarian, Associate Director, Fundraising, on 03 8620 2392 or misha.agzarian@ngv.vic.gov.au.