After the intervention project that has been taken in the work Portrait of Joella by Salvador Dali and Man Ray, this important surrealist object returns to the Collection galleries.
Portrait of Joella, is a pictorial intervention of Salvador Dalí on a portrait in plaster that Man Ray had made of the gallerist´s wife, Joella Bayer in 1933. It is a work in full development of his paranoiac-critical method, a proposal to allow associations of images with their hidden meanings, often related to sexuality and death.
This video, produced by the Museum, collects the interesting conservation process carried out, in which those responsible for the intervention explain the study's findings.
In 1933, Man Ray produced the plaster Portrait of Joella Bayer, the wife of gallery owner Julien Levy. For the exhibition held the following year in the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, Salvador Dalí became involved pictorially in the portrait made from plaster, transforming the piece into a sculpture-object.