[Interview] The Van Gogh Museum’s 50th Anniversary: A Look Back and a Look Ahead With Samsung Art StoreBy Samsung Newsroom
Few artists are as well known and beloved as Vincent van Gogh. From “Almond Blossom” and “Sunflowers” to his iconic self-portraits and striking impressionist works, Van Gogh is recognized worldwide for his use of bold colors and dramatic brush strokes. Housing the largest collection of Van Gogh’s art in the world, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is dedicated to the work of both the artist and his contemporaries.
▲ The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Samsung Newsroom sat down with Jordy Howldar, Head of Business Development Asia at the Van Gogh Museum, to discuss how technology is preserving Van Gogh’s legacy for future generations and how the partnership with Samsung Art Store has enhanced art accessibility.
Democratizing Access to Art With Samsung Art Store
Q: Could you give us an overview of your role at the Van Gogh Museum?
As Head of Business Development Asia at the Van Gogh Museum, I am responsible for partnerships and licensing in Asia. My work primarily involves building the museum’s presence within the Asian market, collaborating with notable brands to expand reach and managing these partnerships to ensure they align with the values and goals of the Van Gogh Museum.
Q: The relationship between Samsung Art Store and the Van Gogh Museum dates back to 2018. Since then, has the museum changed how it selects art pieces to feature in Samsung Art Store?
Our approach when selecting art pieces for Samsung Art Store has evolved since 2018. Now, we carefully consider the preferences and trends among global audiences and aim to showcase a diverse collection of Van Gogh’s work that resonates with different cultures and tastes. Over the years, Van Gogh’s art has become immensely popular with The Frame users — as both his famous pieces and lesser-known works have attracted massive viewership.
▲ “Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat” (1887)
Q: What is the significance of making Van Gogh’s work available to large audiences through a platform like Samsung Art Store?
Platforms such as Samsung Art Store democratize access to art, allowing people to experience Van Gogh’s creativity without needing to travel. In addition, his pieces are exposed to new audiences who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with them.
Half a Century of Immortalizing Artistic Excellence
Q: How is the Van Gogh Museum celebrating its 50th anniversary?
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the museum is organizing special exhibitions, events and educational programs to reflect on past achievements and anticipate future contributions to the art world. We encourage everyone to join the celebrations by attending our collaborations and exhibitions — such as the one with Pokémon which runs until January 2024. Earlier this year, we held the Sunflower Art Festival to celebrate the anniversary.
▲ “Sunflowers” (1889)
Q: What are some of the most memorable or significant moments in the Van Gogh Museum’s 50-year history?
For our first anniversary, the museum held an exhibition for visitors to explore the history of the institute. Without the unconditional support from the Van Gogh family, the museum simply would not exist.
Q: Of the pieces selected for Samsung Art Store, which ones would you recommend users display on The Frame?
The first would be “Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds,” a striking painting illustrating a dark, brooding sky and a golden wheatfield. When displayed on The Frame, the dramatic contrast captures the emotional intensity and turbulence that Van Gogh originally felt.
▲ “Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds” (1890)
Next, I’d recommend “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.” The vibrant blue shades of the sea and sky juxtaposed against the colorful boats makes this painting ideal for The Frame. The screen’s ability to render vibrant colors brings the scene to life, enhancing the painting’s lively and dynamic nature.
▲ “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer” (1888)
My third pick would be “Landscape at Twilight,” a painting depicting a twilight sky and rural landscape. The Frame’s display accurately captures these subtle nuances in colors — making the idyllic piece a calming addition to any room.
▲ “Landscape at Twilight” (1890)
Preserving Legacy With Technology
Q: How has technology impacted the Van Gogh Museum since its opening in 1973?
Our mission is to inspire diverse audiences with the art and life of Vincent van Gogh, and we are always searching for new ways to do so. As such, we’ve incorporated new technologies both inside the museum and online to further preserve Van Gogh’s legacy for future generations.
Q: How does The Frame elevate the viewing experience of art?
The focus of the museum has always been to showcase our expansive Van Gogh collection. Offering this collection of masterpieces on The Frame gives users an opportunity to enjoy Vincent van Gogh’s world-famous paintings from home. Of course, we hope people will also be inspired to come and enjoy the art in person at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam as well.
Q: In December, Samsung Art Store will feature a curated Van Gogh collection called “Van Gogh in Winter.” What can viewers expect to see in this collection?
We are thrilled to bring a carefully crafted selection of artwork to Samsung Art Store. Each masterpiece — from the vivid “The Bedroom” to the serene “Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet)” — encapsulates Van Gogh’s revolutionary use of color and emotive landscapes.
The “Van Gogh in Winter” collection offers a unique window into Van Gogh’s world, showcasing his evolution as an artist and his enduring impact on art history. We invite viewers to immerse themselves in these classic works and experience Van Gogh’s art in a new vibrant, digital format.
▲ “The Bedroom” (1888)
▲ “Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet)” (1890)
Q: Are there any upcoming events at the museum?
Visitors can enjoy the special “Pokémon x Van Gogh Museum” activities in the museum until January 7, 2024. “Matthew Wong l Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort” will then open in early March — a temporary exhibition inviting attendees to discover the colorful and expressive art of Matthew Wong and his artistic connection with Vincent van Gogh.
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By Samsung Newsroom
The Samsung Art Store continues to captivate the hearts of art enthusiasts worldwide — transforming living spaces into galleries with an extensive collection of artwork and photographs. Recently, New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk has garnered significant attention for her captivating and otherworldly creations.
Her unique artwork has resonated deeply with audiences, quickly making her one of the most beloved artists on the platform since March 2023. Samsung Newsroom sat down with Saya to explore her fascinating artistic universe and discuss how partnering with the Samsung Art Store has broadened access to her art.
Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who masterfully blends science fiction and fantasy to reshape our understanding of reality. Her art takes the form of vibrant sculptures, installations and digital works — celebrating the fusion of different races and cultures.
▲ Saya Woolfalk
Origins of Imagination: Saya Woolfalk’s Artistic Journey and Background
Q: Please give a brief introduction about yourself as an artist. How has your background inspired your art?
I’ve been working as a professional artist for around 20 years, but my journey as an artist began during my childhood. Growing up in New York and spending summers with my grandmother in Gifu, Japan, exposed me to a rich multicultural environment that influenced me significantly. When I began to make art in college, I pulled from this experience and found inspiration for my work. My family in Japan owned a textile company, and my grandmother taught me how to sew. As a result, most of my early work was in textiles. Looking back on those formative years, I now see most of my work as a form of quilt or textile collage — inspired by the time I spent creating with my maternal grandmother.
Within the realm of my artistic endeavors, I focus on creating worlds where diverse cultural elements collide, clash and mingle. We live in a multicultural world where people from various backgrounds cohabitate on a single planet. I strive to produce art that explores this complicated experience.
Like most artists working in speculative fiction, my work is more centered on hybridity in the present than the future.
Q: What is your approach to the creative process? How do you challenge yourself to venture into new and unfamiliar territories with your creations?
I start with drawing and painting when beginning a new piece. Then, I move on to digital rendering. My artistic process is fluid, as I’m constantly flowing between the analog and digital worlds. Amidst this dynamic interplay, my digital renderings are essentially speculative spaces where I imagine something and then build it.
With every new project, I love to explore unfamiliar territories. Having the ability and autonomy to experiment and try new things is one of the best and most fulfilling aspects of being an artist. Recently, I have been projecting video on glass — which has been quite different from other mediums I’ve used in the past.
▲ “Starship 1,” 2022
Bringing Art Home With Samsung Art Store
Q: You have been partnering with the Samsung Art Store since March 2023 in honor of Women’s History Month. What was that experience like?
Being featured in the Samsung Art Store for Women’s History Month was exhilarating, fulfilling and incredibly rewarding. I received many congratulatory messages from friends, adding to the joy of the moment.
Thanks to The Frame and Art Store, I am able to provide unparalleled accessibility to my art. This innovative technology benefits art enthusiasts and artists alike by opening a window to a world of art that may have been difficult to reach through traditional museums or art galleries. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to broaden my audience globally and reach more consumers in their homes.
▲ “Sassafrass,” 2021
Q: How did you select the works that are currently displayed in the Art Store? Can you recommend some of your favorite pieces to The Frame users?
Growing up in an increasingly digital world full of technological advancements, I have always embraced technology as an integral part of my artistic journey and an innovative way to express myself. When considering which pieces to display, I carefully choose those that would be most visually appealing on a digital screen. I worked with curator Daria Brit Greene and we selected artwork that would appeal to The Frame’s vibrant and life-like screen.
While it was challenging to pick my favorites, the first piece I recommend would undoubtedly be “Daydreams of Paper Animals.” This particular artwork is a digital collage I made for a large mural at a public school in the Queens neighborhood of New York City. We printed it on tile and added hand-built details that the students could touch! Making public art is very different from making work for museums — in a way, the primary audience is the people who will interact with the pieces every day. So, I tried to get into the mindset of the kids, think about what they care about and then amplify those ideas. Imagination, or the ability to problem-solve complicated situations through creativity, is incredibly important. This artwork encourages the children to tap into that imaginative potential and inspires them to daydream when they interact with the mural every day.
▲ “Daydreams of Paper Animals,” 2017
The second piece would be the “Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination,” a captivating digital collage that was made into limited-edition prints. These pieces were the beginning of a process I now use quite often in my work. I combined traditional print methods with digital print processes to create a unique composite of the two worlds. Animations and posters were made from this piece, making my artwork more accessible to the general public.
▲ “Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination (Plate 1),” 2018
▲ “Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination (Plate 2),” 2018
Looking to the Future
Q: As an artist who blends elements of technology into art, how has your use of technology evolved throughout the course of your career? What do you think the future will look like?
Throughout my artistic journey, technology has been an indispensable tool — from software like Photoshop to AR and VR for immersive video installations. I don’t have a definitive answer as to what the future of art will look like because I believe it will depend on how each artist integrates technology within their pieces. However, I do like the idea that art can be made more accessible through technology, just like how Samsung is doing.
Q: Can you tell us about any upcoming projects?
I am excited to announce a solo survey showcasing 20 years of my artwork at the Museum of Art and Design in New York in 2025! Please stay tuned for this exclusive exhibition.
Saya Woolfalk’s artwork will be featured in the November collection, “FALL, ABSTRACTED” on the Samsung Art Store.
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Throughout their years of collaboration, Samsung Art Store and Tate have worked together to make art more accessible to consumers worldwide. As a result, users of The Frame can put works from Tate’s extensive collection on display within their own homes. The two have worked together since 2018 to leverage the Art Store platform to bring culture into the homes of users around the world, and to enrich users’ lives.
▲ Tate Britain
Samsung Newsroom sat down with Rosey Blackmore, Licensing and Merchandise Director at Tate, to discuss technology’s impact on our art experiences and on art accessibility, among other topics. Read on to find out more.
Years of Collaboration Bringing Art Into the Home
Q: Tell us a bit about your role at Tate and your experience working with Samsung Art Store.
I’m responsible for our licensing and merchandise at Tate, where our team creates and licenses products featuring art from Tate’s collection. Our gallery spaces are free to visit, and all income that we generate helps make that possible, so it’s a very satisfying role.
We’ve been really delighted to work with Samsung on their Art Store. Our mission at Tate is to enable the public to enjoy art, so this project contributes to that. As the Art Store has grown in popularity, we have been really interested to see which images are the most viewed, and to refresh and add new art to the selection available in light of those trends we see.
Q: How are pieces from the Tate’s expansive collection chosen for The Frame?
It’s difficult, as we have so many to choose from! There are more than 80,000 works in Tate’s collection, but we try and select those that we feel people will enjoy living with, as well as some that are very familiar.
Q: Have you noticed any interesting trends over the years in what pieces users are most attracted to in Samsung’s Art Store?
Yes, we really have. For example, one of the most popular works is Arenig, North Wales by James Dickson Innes, who isn’t a very well- known artist, but this is a particularly gorgeous work of a mountain viewed from across a lake and has beautiful violet hues. So, I imagine it brings a sense of calm to those who choose to display it on The Frame.
▲ Arenig, North Wales by James Dickson Innes
Engaging a Diverse Audience Through Art
Q: What work has Tate done recently to build upon its vision to engage diverse audiences and help develop individual creative potential? Why is this part of Tate’s mission?
Engaging a more diverse audience is absolutely at the heart of the work that we are doing at Tate. It’s something that we are passionate about because it reflects our belief that art enriches lives, and that everyone has the right to that experience. For many years now, we have been ensuring that the art we collect and exhibit represents as diverse a range of backgrounds and experiences as possible. At Tate Modern, 50% of our program features art created by women, and at Tate Britain the same is true of our contemporary displays and exhibitions.
Because of our fundamental belief that art enriches lives, Tate also offers an extensive range of free family programs throughout the year, aimed at encouraging children to be creative
Q: In your opinion, how has Tate leveraged The Frame and Art Store to further support its mission for engaging an inclusive and diverse audience?
We love that Samsung’s Art Store enables more people to access our collection and broadens the number of people enjoying art. And, perhaps some will become curious about the artworks they are seeing and choose to find out more about them too. That directly supports our mission to encourage both the enjoyment and understanding of art across diverse audiences.
Q: Out of the works of art selected for the Art Store, which three would you recommend users display on The Frame?
My first suggestion of the three artworks from the Art Store would be the very beautiful Abstract Composition by Jessica Dismorr, for its subtle and calm color palette.
▲ Abstract Composition by Jessica Dismorr
The second would be Blue House on the Shore by Paul Nash, as it’s a wonderfully enigmatic and romantic image.
▲ Blue House on the Shore by Paul Nash
And finally, a very personal choice which is Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent, as this is a painting that I’ve loved since I first visited Tate as a teenager, and I still find it as extraordinary now as I did then. When you walk into the gallery where the picture hangs, the painted lanterns somehow seem to light the room, and The Frame would recreate that magical experience.
▲ Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent
Leveraging Technology To Enhance Human Experiences
Q: In what ways has Tate leveraged technology to provide an enhanced visitor experience at the museum?
A good example is ‘Tate Draw’ where children can use special software and screens in the galleries to create their own artworks inspired by Tate’s collection, with their finished designs projected on the walls. Technology is expanding the ways in which we can all be creative.
Q: Do you anticipate any implications that technology will have on the art world?
Technology is undoubtedly affecting all aspects of our lives, and we need to embrace it.
There’s no doubt that technological advancements will have profound effects on the way that we access and experience art. Tate is always considering how we can reduce the carbon footprint of our activities— technology may offer interesting opportunities for this in the future, such as digital experiences of art rather than shipping the original artworks.
Q: Are there any upcoming events or special activities Tate has planned that you can tell us about?
Tate’s exhibition programme always strives to offer a diverse range of content and this autumn is no exception! At Tate Britain, women are taking centre-stage with a major survey exhibition of the humorous and irreverent work of Sarah Lucas as well as a group show exploring the radical work of feminist artists working in Britain during the 1970s and 80s.
▲ Tate Modern
At Tate Modern, artists from across the African continent are a key focus, with this year’s annual new commission for the gallery’s iconic Turbine Hall being created by Ghanian artist El Anatsui. A major survey of contemporary photography by artists working across Africa and its diaspora remains on show until the new year, joined by a retrospective of Philip Guston, one of the most influential and important American painters of the 20th century.
▲ Tate Liverpool
Down at Tate St Ives, visitors can continue to enjoy a revelatory group exhibition exploring the experimental paintings made by artists working in Casablanca during the 1960s and 70s, while Tate Liverpool will embark on an exciting new program in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The partnership will see a range of new exhibitions and events staged at RIBA’s building at Mann Island in Liverpool during the gallery’s temporary closure period for redevelopment, due to be completed in autumn 2025.
▲ Tate St. Ives
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[Interview] The Convergence of Art, Technology and Culture: Exploring the Work of Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Through Samsung Art StoreBy Samsung Newsroom
Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist whose work has been recognized and displayed in prestigious institutions and venues such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Art Basel Miami Beach and even the White House. His inspiration stems from a diverse cross-section of cultures — embracing a wide variety of mediums from fashion and film to live art performances and beyond.
His unique artistry exists at the junction where art and technology meet, and he considers the history and evolution of the two as inseparable. He sees technology as a transformative force — one that has expanded and will continue to broaden the art world — opening new opportunities and encouraging artists to reimagine and refine their work. Samsung Newsroom sat down with Aerosyn-Lex to discuss his journey as an artist and how technology has become interwoven into his work.
▲ Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic
Early Encounters With Multicultural Inspirations
Q: Can you provide a brief overview of your artistic journey?
I’ve been a life-long artist and creative. Art and design are core elements of my self-identity. I studied art from an early age and never stopped using creativity as my primary means of communication. I’m thankful that my artwork and designs have been recognized by some of the biggest institutions and brands in the world, and I’m excited for what’s to come!
Q: Your early influences present a fascinating blend of various cultures, including Japanese calligraphy, Latin script, graffiti and Slavic mysticism. How did you encounter and choose to incorporate these distinctive elements into your artwork?
Early on in life, I was exposed to calligraphy through a course I took during a summer vacation. For some reason, the act of writing and all its cultural variations stuck with me. Be it Japanese calligraphy or Western scripts, writing really became a huge influence on all my works. I think there is great power in the written word, and those words can take on any shape.
Q: How do you incorporate diverse cultural perspectives into your art? How does that resonate with audiences across the world?
Growing up as an immigrant in the United States in a culturally diverse area helped shape my identity. I’ve been fortunate to travel the world through my work, and I strive to translate those experiences through my artwork. My goal is to connect with people on a subconscious level, regardless of their background.
Q: What inspires you to keep pushing your artistic boundaries?
I’m thoroughly inspired by evolving technologies and their ability to reach larger scales and audiences globally. Having worked across various global markets and diverse industries, my goal is to share my work with the world, aiming to leave a lasting legacy.
Exploring the Entire Range of Artistic Mediums and Projects
Q: Can you recount a project that pushed you beyond your comfort zone?
I was commissioned to direct my first short film “SCRIPTURA VITAE” many years ago for the BBC and Channel 4 in the U.K. This began as a simple concept, but it turned into one of the most life-changing projects I’ve ever worked on. I had to teach myself filmmaking whilst making the actual film! This single work really set the stage for many of my major projects that followed.
Q: Your extensive portfolio spans across pop culture, fashion, technology and more. What inspires your choice of medium for different projects?
My process varies greatly depending on the project. From designing fashion collections to crafting live art performances for Carnegie Hall, the medium follows the concept. There’s no single approach that works for all those varied applications of creativity.
I look at each project individually and try to figure out the best way to craft a memorable and emotionally moving work or performance. I always begin by thinking of a concept for a piece before attempting to work out the best way to represent that.
Q: You’ve collaborated with cultural icons and brands such as Jeff Koons, Nike and Mr. Children, and your art has been exhibited at renowned venues around the world. How have these experiences shaped you?
Those are definitely some of my “greatest hits” and they certainly have instilled confidence and motivation to push the limits of my work. However, the art industry can be a fickle and fast-changing landscape to navigate. Nothing is guaranteed in the career of an artist — to sustain artistic relevance, one must constantly push forward to redefine oneself.
▲ An interview with Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic
Connecting Artists and Audiences Through The Frame and Samsung Art Store
Q: How has your experience been partnering with Samsung Art Store?
It has been truly amazing. I was thrilled to have so many acquaintances and new supporters reach out and mention that they’d seen my work on the Art Store. It’s such a wonderful platform, and I’m excited to continue crafting and creating work for it!
I truly appreciate brands that understand the value of art and genuinely seek to support artists and their artwork. The art market has seen a seismic shift in the past few years, and I believe it takes large players to come up with innovative ideas for new platforms and ways of interacting with broad audiences. I think Samsung is doing just that in a unique way.
Q: Can you tell us about the technique behind your signature ethereal ink paintings? How do they appear on The Frame?
My work is created in a fully practical, non-digital technique that I developed over years of experimentation. These works began with my film “SCRIPTURA VITAE” and were then exhibited at The MoMA. I love how my work is presented on The Frame — having them live inside people’s homes now is a great feeling. The Frame’s aesthetic and calibration just make everything pop!
Q: Can you recommend three of your favorite pieces available on the Art Store?
The beauty of the Art Store is that you can change the artwork based on your mood. Some of my favorites are below, but check them all out! There will be more coming soon, so please keep an eye out!
▲ CHROMIS IOMELAS MMXXI (2021)
CHROMIS IOMELAS MMXXI (2021) is from my “Living Paintings” series, which embodies the fluidity and movement in my process.
▲ VERSALIS DRIP MMXXII (2022)
VERSALIS DRIP MMXXII (2022) is a playful use of paint as a painting. This work is taken from a newer series of work which was initially created as 60FT (20 meter) Murals for the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. The concept was to create a dynamic representation of fluid paint but play with the scale of the artwork which would be represented in the context of Trompe L’oeil.
▲ VERSAEL BRUSH MMXXI (2021)
VERSAEL BRUSH MMXXI (2021) introduces meticulous calligraphy which looks incredible in the crisp 4k of The Frame. This piece speaks to my long standing passion from calligraphy and the written word. These large paintings are steeped in multicultural symbology and seek to find beauty in the pattern and rhythm of the calligraphic strokes and lettering used within the artwork.
Pushing the Boundaries of Art With Technology
Q: Your work often blends art with various forms of technology. How do you see this intersection shaping the future of art?
The history of art cannot be separated from the progression of technology. Their stories are intertwined infinitely. As a huge tech nerd, technology is a space that I find endlessly fascinating and inspiring.
We’re certainly moving into a radically new age with the proliferation of artificial intelligence, and I’m excited to participate in pushing creative methods forward with technology. I am truly looking forward to working on projects in this space, and I’m thrilled to combine them with the practices I’ve developed over my career.
Q: Can you give us a sneak peek at some of the projects you are working on?
I’m excited to be working on major projects across various metropolitan cities including Tokyo, New York City, Los Angeles, Riyadh, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. These projects range from large-scale installations for major hotels to huge digital art installations in completely new city centers.
I’m working on some new projects in the gaming space as well, which I’m thrilled about since I’m an avid gamer. I am also launching my own collection of luxury Japanese whisky, sake, shochu and wine this year with the award-winning Japanese distillery, Nishi Shuzo. Lastly, I’m looking to establish a large art studio in Los Angeles.
I have a lot going on at the moment, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Samsung Electronics today announced it is welcoming 12 of Salvador Dalí’s most striking masterpieces to Samsung Art Store1 in partnership with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, the private cultural institution founded by the painter himself with the mission of promoting his artistic, cultural and intellectual works in Spain and abroad.
Salvador Dalí is globally recognized for his surrealist style characterized by dreamlike imagery, mind-bending illusions and meticulous attention to detail, which made him one of the most enduring and enigmatic artists of the last 100 years. With paintings that invite the viewer to step closer and examine unexpected interplay between the bizarre and mundane, Dalí has been captivating audiences since his first work was displayed in Barcelona, Spain in 1925.
“This partnership with Samsung gives the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí a global stage for sharing Dalí’s dynamic masterpieces and legacy with an entirely new, digitally native generation,” said Andrea Fisher-Scherer, Managing Director of Merchandise Licensing at Artists Rights Society, the organization that helped secure an agreement between Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí and Samsung. “These pieces, selected especially in partnership with Samsung Art Store, allow us to show off Dalí’s most striking masterpieces and the stunning display The Frame is capable of.”
The featured works — including some of the artist’s most notable pieces like “The Persistence of Memory” (1931), “The Temptation of St. Anthony” (1946) and “Swans Reflecting Elephants” (1937) — have been curated by Samsung and sourced from the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí as well as other leading global institutions and private collections.
Dalí, born in the Catalonian town of Figueres in northeast Spain spent much of his life in that region, creating groundbreaking artworks which would go on to inspire artists and viewers alike for generations. But Dalí always aspired to share his artistic vision with a much wider audience, bringing his striking, surrealist paintings to exhibitions in Paris, London and New York — and simultaneously seeking creative inspiration and collaboration with world-renowned artists and intellectuals of his time including Coco Chanel, Sigmund Freud and Pablo Picasso, among others.
In honor of Dalí’s international legacy and the high demand for Dalí artworks on the Samsung Art Store, Samsung recognized the importance of securing this all-important partnership for lovers of art across the globe. Similarly, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí is expanding how they can provide instant, digital access to some of Dalí’s most artistically significant artworks to millions with this special partnership.
“Samsung Art Store connects millions of The Frame owners with world-renowned art from hundreds of museums, institutions and private collections across the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí to bring the platform’s most searched-for and requested artist to Samsung Art Store,” said Daria Greene, Global Curator at Samsung Art Store. “These artworks from Dalí’s incredible catalog are as unique and visually arresting today as they were the day they were painted, and we’re so delighted to be giving them a digital platform for new audiences who can enjoy them outside of a museum and right from a home.”
“One of his greatest desires was to be known and that his art arrived to a wider audience,” said Clàudia Galli, Art Historian at Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí. “Dalí would be really impressed to be in people’s homes.”
Alongside these new pieces from Dalí, viewers can explore thousands of additional artworks from masters such as Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer and Julia Contacessi in the Samsung Art Store, available for instant display on The Frame. Additionally, Samsung Art Store features art from major global institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the National Gallery Singapore, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Berlin State Museums.
To honor Dalí’s arrival on the Art Store, a short documentary celebrating his life and work will be launched on August 8 as part of Samsung’s “Meet the Artist” video series. Watch the full “Meet the Artist: Salvador Dalí” documentary here.
1 A single user subscription for Art Store costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
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