We are animated by a genuine passion for art and the desire to share our discoveries with the world.

Over time, we got to know, learn, love, and share with various artists in Urban, Street, and Graffiti / Writers movements, especially the pioneers of the 1970’s New York Graffiti scene. We have developed a deep sense of empathy in our continuous exchanges and animated conversations with our contemporaries.

Why Galerie SALVADOR?

The initial idea originated in a family passionate about Dali’s works and life, his eccentric personality, and his unique surrealistic world. The artistic world of Dali and the Graffiti movement are not as far apart as they may appear. Between these artists, there are shared affinities and similar intentions in their uses of style, color, and symbolism, as well as in their mutual desire to translate their impulsivity and protests about our society with exceptionally strong provocation, power, research and imagination, always in a very peaceful and pacific way.

Dali was born in 1904, and began painting as a child. He was a master painter by 1920, and could paint or reproduce anything in any style. His signature surrealistic style is indebted to his study of great masters like Vermeer, Velasquez, but also his conemporaries like Pablo Picasso.

The pioneers of the Graffiti movement were born between the 1940’s and the 1960’s. Like Dali, many of them began drawing as children, but they started being active mainly in NYC during the late 1960’s/ early 1970’s by writing their names and their claims on walls, subways and trains (they were called “the Writers”). Their activities were mostly illegal, and part of their provocative attitude towards authorities and society. It has only been since
the early/mid 1980’s that this movement started being “recognized”, when artists began to transpose their messages on canvases, with exhibitions blooming all over the world. 

In our gallery, this gateway is also present with a sharp selection of Provence and Orientalists famous painters from the 19th and 20th Centuries, whose colors, movements, and light match with the worlds of surrealist and graffiti artists.