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Works exhibited

Salvador Dalí – one of the most talented artists of the modern era, who staged his works and himself in the most spectacular ways. “Surrealism for all” – this is the spirit in which over 450 of the original exhibits of this enigmatic personality are permanently on view in our museum at Potsdamer Platz. This institutional cultural highlight provides visitors with the most comprehensive insight into Dalí’s virtuoso and experimental mastery of almost all art techniques, right in the center of Berlin.

Casanovas Erinnerungen


Casanova's Memoires

14 Colour Heliogravures (without single titles)

Dalí's original title for this series was the French title Dalí illustre Casanova (Dalí illustrates Casanova). This already indicates that it was not merely  a matter of illustration, but much more a resonating creative and imaginative interpretation of the literature - as one would expect of Dalí.



Faust, Walpurgis Night

21 Etchings with Dry Point and Roulette

Dalí's Faust illustrations are based on the famous French translation by Goethe’s younger contemporary Gérard de Nerval (1808–1855). The textual passages illustrated by Dalí mostly involve dark, magical-seeming passages.

Salvador Dalí - Alice im Wunderland - Dalí Berlin


Alice in Wonderland

1 Etching and 12 Heliogravures with Woodcuts as Remarque

In 1969 a luxurious edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was published by Random House in New York. Dalí illustrated the work, which is dedicated to a circle of bibliophiles, with 13 colourful images.

SNCF - Roussilion



6 Lithographs

The French railway company SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français) commissioned Dalí to design fanciful landscapes to different regions of France.




24 Lithographs

Dalí was encouraged to create this substantial work by the world-famous conductor Leopold Stokowski. He asked Dalí if he would create a series of illustrations of the plot for the premiere of the English version of the Bizet opera Carmen (1970). Dalí was immediately enthusiastic, particularly since – as he said – Bizet’s Carmen was the “most Spanish of all French operas”.
The whole series contains many points to relevance to Dalí’s life, to Spain and its traditions.

Tristan und Isolde


Tristan and Iseult

21 Colour Dry Point Etchings

The medieval story of Tristan and Iseult is about a tragic love story in a love triangle. In general, Dalí was often inspired by the theme of love to create art works.