On Saturday, February 23, Salvador Dalí admirers celebrated the Spanish icon donning elaborate masks at the American Contemporary Art Gallery‘s (ACA) Surrealist Masquerade.

The unique reception was packed with some of Manhattan’s most prestigious art dealers. Upon arrival, ACA curators walked The Knockturnal through the solo exhibition, and masquerade — acknowledging Dalí as a founding father of the surrealist experience. Dalí’s canvas’ are still renowned globally.

With the note of Dalí’s entry into the Surrealist Movement in 1929, attendees celebrated the painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and designer by reviewing some of his most coveted workings. As drinks began flowing, the ACA’s DJ spun radio favorites of the past and present. The gallery host encouraged art lovers to “unlock their subconscious.” Soon, colorfully arranged hors d’oeuvres were passed below Dalí’s tapestries — bringing each more viewing traction.

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About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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