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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — It has traveled the world, and now you have a chance to see it. A rare, private collection of work from Salvador Dali will be on display in Zionsville, and Sherman is showing us how you can take a piece home yourself.
Recent Media for The Argillet Collection in Indianapolis.
A selection of work from the Argillet collection, featuring Dali’s copper etchings from 1934 to 1973 — as well as watercolors, drawings and tapestries — will be available for viewing at CV Art and Frame in Zionsville starting May 6. Argillet herself will be at the gallery May 12 and 13 to talk about her encounters with the artist, who died in 1989.
As the daughter of Salvador Dali’s long-time publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet, Christine Argillet grew up watching the Spanish genius at work.
“He was somebody extraordinary even for a child,” Argillet said. “We were going to Spain during the summers and we would see Dali on a daily basis. We were in the hotel in front of his studio. It was very interesting to see him work. The entire summer he would be working on very large-scale paintings. It was fascinating because you would see him work with so unconventional tools.”
Many people are familiar with the dreamlike paintings of Spanish surreal artist Salvador Dali.
His best-known work, “Persistence of Memory,” depicts melted clocks hanging limply off different objects.
Park City art lovers will have the chance to see and purchase another side of the late artist’s works when Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali’s publisher Pierre Argillet, will appear at the Old Towne Gallery, 580 Main St., this weekend.
Boundless creative, technical master, and risk-taker are all apt ways to describe the marvelous and mustachioed Salvador Dalí (born, May 11, 1904; died, January 23, 1989), who remains one of the art world’s most celebrated and iconic figures. Through his unusual paintings, sculptures, and surreal explorations in film and interactive art, Dalí was responsible for ushering in a new generation of imaginative expression. One of his most celebrated images–the melting clocks depicted in his painting The Persistence of Memory–is etched into our collective consciousness. But the workings of Dalí’s mind and his eccentricities are impossibly out of reach for most.
Many art lovers remember the first time they saw a piece of art created by Salvador Dalí.
Maybe it was the melting clocks in “The Persistence of Memory” or the arachnid-like legs of the creatures in “The Elephants.”
Christine Argillet had a much more personal experience with Dalí’s genius.
The most famous surrealist painter of them all, Salvador Dali, is having a rare exhibit in Palm Beach through the end of January. Making this exhibit possible is Madame Christine Argillet, whose father Pierre Argillet was Dali’s publisher and collaborator from 1934 to 1973.
Extraordinary etchings and towering tapestries by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali have taken over Onessimo Fine Art in Palm Beach Gardens.