Salvador Dali’s dreams of sex, hippies and bullfighting

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One of the most faithful collectors of Salvador Dali’s dreamlike oddities — melting clocks, lobster telephones, mythological figures — was his publisher and confidant, Pierre Argillet, whose close partnership with the Spanish surrealist lasted 30 years. Some 200 copper-plate and drypoint etchings, hand-woven tapestries and prints came from their collaborations, and when Argillet died in 2001, his daughter, Christine, took her father’s collection on tour.

Fifty of those Dali works will be displayed at Onessimo Fine Art gallery. They convey his visions of death, sex, nymphs, hippies and bullfighting, with a handful of paintings pulled from his suites “Mythologie,” “Faust” and “Poemes Secrets d’Apollinaire.”

Christine Argillet, also a friend of Dali, will discuss her collection during multiple gallery visits in January.

When: Jan. 1-15 (artist talks: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 6; 5-8 p.m. Jan. 7; and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 8)

Where: Onessimo Fine Art, 4530 Palm Beach Gardens Blvd., Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens

Cost: Free

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