by rumana husain
| August 17, 2009 at 04:54 pm
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Dali had once said that “the only difference between me and a mad man is that I am not mad.” Well, his exhibition in Shanghai showing 350 works surely created a mania in the city and I am excited to have had the opportunity to view this splendid show. His famous oil, "Spellbound" that he created as a set for a dream sequence in Hitchcock's film by the same name was also put on show. The exhibition opened at the Shanghai Art Museum on July 31 and it will continue at different venues, concluding at the Shanghai Art Fair in September 2009. This is the year of Dali’s 20th death anniversary (he died on January 23, 1989).
[q url="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cityguide/2009-08/08/content_8545500.htm"]Soft watches sculpted in bronze, elephants perched up on their hind legs, illustrations for "Hamlet" and poems by Chairman Mao Zedong make up part of the largest Dali exhibition ever held in China, which is showing now at Shanghai Art Museum.