Reprinted from RVAMag
Posted by: brad – Feb 18, 2016
The master of surrealism, Salvador Dali, left behind a vast collection of work when he died, and now some of his most prized works are heading to Richmond thanks to the Chasen Gallery.
DALI: THE ARGILLET COLLECTION features works straight from Pierre Argillet, the famed publisher of many DADA artists as well as Dali himself.
The works have traveled to museums around the globe and give a unique insight into the personal relationship shared between the surrealist and his publisher (pictured below).
“This collection reflects a constant endeavor and a close collaboration with the artists of these two movements, especially Salvador Dali,” wrote Madame Christine Argillet, the surviving heiress of the Argillet collection. “My goal is to have this collection presented in the finest museums and galleries in the world.”
The collection includes sketches and inked work as well as the chance to meet with Madame Argillet herself (pictured with Dali below)
DALI: THE ARGILLET COLLECTION opens at Carytown’s Chasen Gallery on April 23rd through April 30th. Your chance to meet happens Madame Argillet Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th from 6-8 PM.
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art – Richmond, Virginia
3554 West Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23221