Our mission is simple: To authenticate all or part of The LOST DALÍ Collection™ through expert comparative analysis, extensive research, and scientific testing, with the hopes that these newly discovered masterpieces can be unquestionably attributed to surrealist, Salvador Dalí.
Equally important, should the results of scientific testing and analysis suggest otherwise, we want to know that as well. Uncovering the truth is paramount! Help us make that possible with your donation today!
Utilizing the very latest advances in visual, chemical, and environmental scanning technologies, our goal is to conduct non-invasive testing of each piece in The LOST DALÍ Collection™ against documented and verified samples of Dali’s works across the globe, housed and preserved in the world’s leading Salvador Dali research institutions.
Of course we are hopeful that testing and analysis will lead to authentication; however, should authentication not be the outcome, SDALI.ORG will donate the findings and results of each and every test conducted to art experts and the scientific community alike.
We need your help! If you or a colleague would like to submit a proposal to aid in the testing and/or analysis of a specific artwork, send us a message. We’d like to hear from you.
Sitting silently, in a climate-controlled bank vault located somewhere in the proximity of Landover, Maryland, lies the largest collection of original works by Salvador Dalí ever discovered. The story is real. The collection has been acquired to share with the world.
A handful of internationally recognized Salvador Dali experts have informally reviewed photographs of less than ten percent of the entire collection. The results of initial reviews have been mixed. Some experts outright dismiss the possibility that the works can be attributed to Dali, while others were intrigued and expressed a genuine interest in physically examining the artwork in person.
To uncover the truth behind the origin and creator of these masterpieces, we’re giving the world a firsthand look at this never before seen collection of works allegedly created and hand-signed by Salvador Dali.
When The LOST DALÍ Collection™ was first discovered, the primary objective was to acquire it before falling into the wrong hands.
The shock of receiving the very first artwork never subsided. From the consignment store discovery, to the first revelation of The Dali Dome™, the adventure continues…
With proper scientific testing, visual examination, and stylistic analysis, SDALÍ.ORG seeks to authenticate the collection and exhibit it throughout the world for humanity to enjoy. This large cache of never before seen artwork by Salvador Dali is not only historic; it may shed new light of the missing pieces to Dali’s great puzzle.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation is the official foundation created by Dalí, responsible for managing the Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Gala-Dalí Castle in Púbol and the Salvador Dalí House in Portlligat.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation is a private cultural organization which, as stated in its bylaws, has the mission to promote, foster, explain, give prestige, protect and defend, both inside and outside the Spanish territory, the artistic, cultural and intellectual oeuvre of the painter.
Once adequate funds have been raised, SDALÍ.ORG will seek the expert opinion and analysis of each artwork in the The LOST DALÍ Collection™.
To further protect the legacy of the artist, Salvador Dalí, SDALÍ.ORG will donate the results of such analysis to the art industry and scientific community alike, to aid in the authentication of real works by Dalí and identification of worthless forgeries.
Together, we hope to solve the mystery of the century!
Microscopic analysis is used to examine the signs of ageing in the paint layer: the nature of the craquelure (natural or artificial - deep or superficial), the pigments (crystallinity, purity and size), restoration and other factors.
Wood's light and monochromatic lights permit an evaluation of the extent to which the painting has been restored, touched up and overpainted, as well as the identification of various fluorescent substances.
One of the things scientists evaluate when authenticating a painting is whether its material composition matches what is known to have been available and used during the time period in which it was supposed to have been created. This verification is often made by chemically analyzing pigments and the binding medium of the paint.
A variety of specialized light sources extend the examiner's eyes into portions of the electro-magnetic spectrum where they cannot go unaided. The most useful areas of the spectrum for the document examiner are the Ultraviolet and Infrared wavelengths, which allow the differentiation of similar appearing inks and the review of normally invisible security features. And, speaking of invisible, EDD (Electrostatic Detection Device) equipment reveals and demonstrates indented writing.