Salvador Dalí<br/>
<em>Mae West Lips Sofa</em> 1937-38 (1938)<br/>
Purchased with funds donated by Paula Fox AO and Fox Family Foundation, Mavourneen Cowen, Tim Fairfax AC & Gina Fairfax AC, The Betsy and Ollie Polasek Endowment, King Family Foundation, John and Jenny Fast, and Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Barbara Ward-Ambler, donors to the 2023 NGV Foundation Annual Dinner and 2023 NGV Annual Appeal in memory of Robert J. Wylde, 2023<br/>
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Spotlight on the 2023 NGV Annual Appeal

Join NGV Assistant Director, Curatorial and Audience Engagement, Donna McColm and NGV Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Ted Gott, as they discuss the incredible opportunity to acquire Salvador Dalí’s iconic Mae West Lips Sofa 1937-38. As one of only five in existence, this is an extraordinary chance to secure a major piece of Surrealist sculpture by an internationally renowned artist.

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