As one of the most prolific and well know Surrealists, Salvador Dali’s images created an alternate way of looking at the world. His highly accomplished paintings and evocative graphic works delved into the subconscious mind in a way that was both alluring, unexpected and approachable. Dali made the unimaginable visible and pushed the boundaries of art into new directions throughout most of the 20th century. His work has been widely collected by private collectors, corporations and museums internationally.
Narrative Gallery’s founder, Robert Chase, is a third generation art dealer. His father, Robert Chase Sr., commissioned Salvador Dali to create the acclaimed Imaginations and Objects of The Future graphic suite, one of the largest commissions of Dali's career. Based upon the predictions of Leonardo Da Vinci, whereby the artist predicted many concepts for the future of mankind, Chase commissioned Dali to himself create a body of work that predicted the future. The resulting portfolio included Intra-Uterine Paradisiac Locomotion, predicting self-driving cars, and Cybernetic Lobster Telephone, predicting “smart-phones” nearly 40 years prior to their reality.
Dali’s impact on the world of art and culture was profound, influencing artists of many generations. Narrative Gallery’s artist, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) found great inspiration from Dali and the Surrealists, incorporating their concepts into many of his artworks and children’s books over his 70 year career. Similarly, Mackenzie Thorpe’s imaginative narratives pull from both the subconscious and conscious minds, putting forth dream-like imagery that touch on the very foundation of human emotions.