Salvador Dalí : The Argillet Collection

Chasen Galleries is very proud to present :

Salvador Dalí : The Argillet Collection

This presentation of Dalí: The Argillet Collection is 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, event-dali2a very personal archive of not only Dalí’s finest etchings and tapestries, but an intimate glimpse into my family’s personal and cherished photos, films, anecdotes and memories of life with Dalí and Gala.

     This exhibition truly is an intimate collaboration of my family’s with the most fascinating Artist of the Surrealist Movement. It is with honor and humility that we, the Argillet family, are able to present to you this extraordinary assemblage of Dalí’s works.

     My father began as a journalist with a true passion for Surrealism. His relationship with Dalí was as sincere as it was passionate. They had together long discussions on the art in process and on literary topics that Dalí would then illustrate. Dalí was a man who saw the world as one in which everything was linked. That view of the world is evident in each and every piece of his art, for him it was never a progression of the idea that all things have a shared link…it was the common denominator…Dalí’s philosophy…if you will.          – Christine Argillet

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 unparalled, 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.  What a gift it is for Ms. Argillet to be the face of this Collection.

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”.

Coming to Chasen Galleries:

APRIL 23rd – 30th, 2016

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