Dali's Doctor's Collection Gets First Viewing

Unseen drawings by celebrated Surrealist Salvador Dali, which he gave to his skin cancer doctor, Edmund Klein, go on view this weekend at the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, which marks the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death, features 15 original drawings, two lithographs, a poster and a silver sculpture from the Edmund Klein Collection; two paintings from the University at Buffalo Collection, and a sculpture and several drypoint etchings from the collection of Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Klein treated Dali for a ten-year period, beginning in 1972, and took personalized works in return for his services. “The drawings were sequestered for more than 30 years in a bank vault in downtown Buffalo,” said Paul Chimera, a spokesperson for the Klein family “and have never before been exhibited.”