Ukrainian-American businessman and collector Dmitry Piterman, whose collection boasts more than 540 Dalí pieces, has joined forces with the Monterey History and Art Association to launch the exhibition. The exhibition will include etchings, lithographs, sculptures and tapestry from Dalí's illustrious career.

Carlos Pérez de Rozas, Salvador Dalí painting Galatea of the Spheres in his studio in Portlligat, 1952 Image via Salvador-dali.org Carlos Pérez de Rozas, Salvador Dalí painting Galatea of the Spheres in his studio in Portlligat, 1952
Image via Salvador-dali.org

The Museum of Monterey will be transformed in Dalí 17, in homage to Hotel Del Monte on 17 Mile drive where Dalí stayed during the 1930's and 1940's. It is reported that this will be the second-biggest Dalí collection the States has seen.

Piterman began collecting Dalí in the late 1980s, with his extensive collection, the museum promises to be a fantastic tribute to the father of surrealism.

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