Salvador Dali," the most comprehensive exhibition of the Spanish master's work ever held in Brazil, will take place in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, offering residents and visitors an opportunity to view 150 paintings, etchings, photographs, films and other works by the world's best known surrealist, organizers said.

The show will run from May 29 to Sept. 22 at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, or CCBB, in Rio de Janeiro.

The Dali exhibition will offer tourists traveling to Brazil for the World Cup, which starts on June 12 and ends on July 13, another unique event to attend, organizers told Efe.

The exhibition will move in October to the Tomie Ohtake Institute in Sao Paulo, where residents of Brazil's largest city will get a chance to view the works.

The works are from the collections of the Fundacion Gala-Salvador Dali in Figueras, Spain, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid, the CCBB said.

The exhibition includes 30 paintings and 80 etchings, as well as books, photographs, films and other works that illustrate Dali's evolution as an artist.

One of the most important works in the show is "Figuras tumbadas en la arena" (1926), a painting from the period when Dali met Pablo Picasso and was influenced by cubism. EFE