Let’s celebrate the face (or rather the moustache) of surrealism

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Lobster Telephone' 1936

    Salvador Dal
    Lobster Telephone 1936
    Plastic, painted plaster and mixed media
    object: 178 x 330 x 178 mm
    Purchased 1981 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Christo (Christo Javacheff), 'Der Speigel Magazine Wrapped' 1963

    Christo (Christo Javacheff)
    Der Speigel Magazine Wrapped 1963
    Mixed media
    support: 305 x 115 x 10 mm frame: 485 x 294 x 27 mm
    Purchased 1982 Christo

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  • Ellsworth Kelly, 'Saint Martin Landscape' 1979

    Ellsworth Kelly
    Saint Martin Landscape 1979
    Lithograph, screenprint and collage on paper
    image: 388 x 557 mm
    Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004 Ellsworth Kelly

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Autumnal Cannibalism' 1936

    Salvador Dal
    Autumnal Cannibalism 1936
    Oil on canvas
    support: 651 x 651 mm frame: 898 x 899 x 85 mm
    Purchased 1975 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Desmond Morris, 'The Arena' 1976

    Desmond Morris
    The Arena 1976
    Oil on canvas
    support: 610 x 916 x 18 mm frame: 762 x 1066 x 65 mm
    Presented by John Nadler 2000 Desmond Morris

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  • Hans Bellmer, 'The Doll' circa 1936

    Hans Bellmer
    The Doll circa 1936
    Photograph on paper
    image: 238 x 240 mm
    Presented by Tate Members 2003 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'King of Aragon' 1973

    Salvador Dal
    King of Aragon 1973
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 483 x 356 mm
    Presented by Christie's Contemporary Art 1979 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Dorothea Tanning, 'Some Roses and Their Phantoms' 1952

    Dorothea Tanning
    Some Roses and Their Phantoms 1952
    Oil on canvas
    support: 763 x 1015 x 23 mm frame: 973 x 1225 x 82 mm
    Presented by the Tate Collectors Forum 2003 DACS, 2002

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Mountain Lake' 1938

    Salvador Dal
    Mountain Lake 1938
    Oil on canvas
    support: 730 x 921 mm frame: 1018 x 1205 x 84 mm
    Purchased 1975 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Jake Chapman, Dinos Chapman, 'Exquisite Corpse' 2000

    Jake Chapman, Dinos Chapman
    Exquisite Corpse 2000
    Etching on paper
    image: 228 x 78 mm
    Purchased 2000 Jake and Dinos Chapman

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Forgotten Horizon' 1936

    Salvador Dal
    Forgotten Horizon 1936
    Oil on wood
    support: 222 x 267 mm frame: 344 x 389 x 60 mm
    Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A.E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Edward Wadsworth, 'The Beached Margin' 1937

    Edward Wadsworth
    The Beached Margin 1937
    Tempera on linen laid on wood
    support: 711 x 1016 mm
    Purchased 1938 Tate

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Metamorphosis of Narcissus' 1937

    Salvador Dal
    Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937
    Oil on canvas
    support: 511 x 781 mm frame: 820 x 1092 x 85 mm
    Purchased 1979 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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  • Ithell Colquhoun, 'Scylla' 1938

    Ithell Colquhoun
    Scylla 1938
    Oil on board
    support: 914 x 610 mm frame: 1004 x 706 x 69 mm
    Purchased 1977 The estate of Ithell Colquhoun, courtesy The National Trust, Bodmin

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We take a look at the impact of Dalí during and beyond surrealism, from his own cannibalistic figures and strange assembled objects to Edward Wadsworth’s dream-like beach scenes and the Chapman’s take on the surrealist game exquisite corpse

View more artworks by Dalí in Tate’s collection.