|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.