Madame Christine Argillet to Accompany Salvador Dali Collection to South Florida on Its North American Art Tour

I did wish to contact you regarding the opportunity for an exclusive interview with Ms. Christine Argillet, who will be appearing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in support of an exhibition of the extraordinary collection DALI: THE ARGILLET COLLECTION this coming January of 2017.  This is an extraordinary, museum quality presentation; the Collection has toured in galleries across the globe, and presented in many US cities; among them Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Madame Argillet is both the Curator of this Dali Collection, as well as the daughter of the famed Pierre Argillet, Salvador Dali’s publisher and confidante for over fifty years.  Her story is unapparelled, and as compelling as any I have encountered in terms of artistic knowledge and family history with regard to Dadaism….the Surrealists..and the stories behind the artists who shaped these most important Art Movements.

The Argillet Collection is unequivocally the most authenticated collection of Dali’s work throughout his career.  The Pierre Argillet Collection demonstrates high standards of quality and the works have appeared in the world’s most prestigious museums: Musee Boymans, Rotterdam;  Musee Pushkin, Moscow;  The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida; Kunsthaus Zurich and Staatsgalarie, Stuttgart;  Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Daimaru Art Museum, Osaka and Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan.  The collection’s permanent home is at the Museum of Surrealism in Melun, France and the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain.

Dali’s open-mindedness and innate ability to embrace a plethora of topics and themes can also be seen in his etchings and drawings, which address different topics, from religion to eroticism. Pierre Argillet’s daughter, Christine Argillet, spent much of her childhood in the presence of Salvador Dali, and experienced his receptivity and broad-mindedness first-hand. Her presence in Onessimo Fine Art the opening week of this exhibition will provide invaluable insights into the collaboration be- tween her father and Dali, and works they produced together.

Madame Argillet describes this exhibition as “A tribute to the work of my father, Pierre Argillet, as an extraordinary publisher of the Dada and Surrealist group.  This collection reflects a constant endeavor and a close collaboration with the artists of these two movements, especially Salvador Dali.  My goal is to have this collection presented in the finest museums and galleries in the world”. 

I have included some photos for your initial review, among them personal photos of Christine and Dali through the years, as well as a photo of Madame Argillet.  I have a wealth of high resolution images of the contents of the Collection and an exhibition catalogue as well, if you wish further images.

This is an opportunity for your audience to meet one of the cultural icons of the Art World, and I can think of no better landscape than your outlet in which to do so.

I look quite forward to speaking with you to discuss this opportunity.

Please contact me at your very earliest convenience.

Madame Christine Argillet to Accompany Salvador Dali Exhibition


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