Friday, November 16, 2018

Surrealists at Play - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery

Last night saw a glittering launch party for The Dali Universe sculpture show at Billich Gallery the Rocks in the very heart of Sydney. A great venue for a Dali show as painter Charles Billich has, like Dali, always listened to his own voice and moved to the beat of a different drum. Lucky guests mingled with hosts Charles and Christa Billich whilst enjoying a live piano performance and those great Dali sculpture editions - and the additional presence of Andy Warhol!!! Well I wasn't expecting that! Andy was in fact actor Boguslaw Szpilcazak who is currently appearing as the puppet master of Pop Art, Andy Warhol in the play The Trial Of Dali, and stayed very much in character all night;. Great to see Charles signing a book for him at the end; I wonder who he made the inscription out to?
Opening night crowd - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Charles and patrons - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Three ladies at the party - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Christa and friends - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Selfie time with a Billich artwork - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

The real Andy Warhol? Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Charles Billich and admirers, selfie time - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

A 'Spanish' lady and a bendy clock face - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Flyer for The Trial Of Dali - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Space Elephant sculpture - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Charles signing for 'Andy' - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Dali sculpture with Billich painting in background - Dali Sculptures LAUNCH at Billich Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney
See the Dali show at Billich Gallery 106 George Street, The Rocks -  Book tickets for The Trial Of Dali HERE. Full disclosure - I had a great time.

Previous Billich Gallery posts from Street Fashion Sydney
https://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com/2016/04/walking-on-eggshells-two-stories-of-art.html
http://www.uniqueeventphotography.com.au/2016/04/the-billich-gallery-30th-anniversary.html
https://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com/2018/08/art-seen-august-2018-abstraction-and.html

Telling Stories in Pictures all over..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863
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