Thursday, July 17, 2014

Martin Lawrence Galleries Unveils Salvador Dali's Largest Piece of Artwork

Martin Lawrence Galleries Unveils Salvador Dali's Largest Piece Of Artwork
Dali's March of Time Committee: Papillon, 1940 will be unveiled at the Las Vegas Flagship Gallery

GREENWICH, Conn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Lawrence Galleries, which specializes in original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics from masters including Chagall, Dali, Bertho and Erte, will unveil the largest Salvador Dali painting in the world, March of Time Committee: Papillon, 1940 at their Las Vegas Flagship Gallery this weekend. The painting, which is oil and tempera on joined unstretched canvas, stands at a whopping 17 feet tall by 63 feet wide.

"We are thrilled to be unveiling this rare and fabulous piece of artwork at our gallery," said Las Vegas Gallery Director Stacie Goulet. "Dali was such a prominent surrealist painter and skilled craftsman that his works of art are legendary."

The March of Time Committee, Papillon, is the largest Dali painting known to exist. The piece was commissioned by Wallace Laboratories, the inventors of the tranquilizer "Miltown" and is believed to have been created in the early 1950s as part of the media blitz around Miltown's introduction. The artwork was also included in the extensive Dali exhibition in 1995 at Amsterdam's Museum Beurs van Berlage.

To celebrate the unveiling of the March of Time Committee, Papillon, Martin Lawrence Galleries will host a fundraiser, The Art of Imagining, to benefit UMC's Trauma and Burn Care Center, Nevada's only Level I Trauma Center and the Silver State's only Burn Care Center. The unveiling will be Saturday evening on July 19 at Las Vegas Flagship Gallery located at the The Forum Shops at Caesar's. The event will feature live entertainment from Carson & Tess Henley in addition to other rare artworks from around the world.

About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Home to the most highly respected artists, Martin Lawrence Galleries redefines the art scene by making world-famous works of art available for acquisition at exceptional value. Located in 10 major cities in the U.S., the galleries are distinguished by works of art by Philippe Bertho, Erte, Marc Chagall, Robert Deyber, Francois Fressinier, Kerry Hallam, Frederick Hart, Keith Haring, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, Rene Lalonde, Felix Mas, Takashi Murakami, Picasso, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and many others. Over the past thirty years, they have loaned more than 250 different artworks by 16 different artists to 32 different museums around the world. This includes loans of works by Calder, Chagall, Francis, Picasso, Warhol and many other artists to esteemed institutions such as the Whitney Museum, New York, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, the San Francisco MOMA and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona. For more information, visit

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