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Salvador Dali’s 'Atelier de l'artiste (étude pour Destino de Walt Disney)' (1947) is offered by Alcolea Nonell at SAM - Salón de Arte Moderno, running from February 26 – March 3.

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SAM - Salón de Arte Moderno features around 10 Spanish exhibitors and runs from February 26 – March 3 at calle Velázques 12 to coincide with the contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid.

Among the highlights is Composition aux bûches (1950), one of the few pieces available on the Spanish market by Léger, from Galería Jordi Pascual. Galería del Cisne offers a still life by Gino Severini, one of the leaders of the Italian Futurist movement.

Also on offer is a sketch by Dalí for one of the scenes from the Disney film Destino from fair director Jorge Alcolea.

“My hope is that no one will be afraid to come in and approach the gallery owners,” Alcolea says. “In the future we want to continue to be a small, specialized fair so as not to lose the magic that comes with being able to discuss the pieces with the dealers and discover the different anecdotes hiding behind each one.”

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Manolo Valdes’ 'Reina Mariana' (1993) is offered by Galería Benlliure at SAM - Salón de Arte Moderno, running from February 26 – March 3.

The event is open from 11am-10pm throughout its run, and also stays open until midnight on Saturday. Activities include El Perfume del Vino, described as ‘a novel way of reinterpreting art through the joint theoretical framework of “inhaled art” and relational art’.