I’ve always been a fan of surrealism, and Dali’s ‘Persistence of Memory’ stuck in my mind after I first saw his sculptures in an art book. Of course it helped that one of my favourite thrash metal bands, Anthrax, borrowed his ideas for their album art, Persistence of Time.
It came to be that the newly opened Artscience Museum in Singapore, part of the sprawling Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, is staging Dali’s works, and this fell nicely in the school vacation weeks. So off we went to the museum – there’s a promotional package now at $80 for a family of four, or you could save a few dollars more if you used your OCBC credit card to buy tickets.
Dali’s works are on the 3rd level, and the current price of admission lets you access all levels – there’s a nice Van Gogh exhibit in the basement, and next door is the recently salvaged Tang dynasty shipwreck chinaware.
Anyway, here’s some of his works to whet your appetite – but better be quick! The museum’s open from 10 am to 10 pm.