Christine Argillet, daughter of the artist’s publisher, provided a unique look into the artist’s life at Off the Wall Gallery.
Art enthusiasts will be able to see a one of a kind collection of Salvador Dali’s work at Off The Wall Gallery in the Galleria starting Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.
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 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.
As a child, she was introduced to famous artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali through her father, Pierre Argillet, legendary publisher of Dada and Surrealist work. Her father and Dali collaborated for over three decades.
Madame Argillet continues that work by curating exhibits from her father’s impressive collection of Dali art to museums and art galleries all over the world. This month, that includes a showing at Onessimo Fine Art gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, the first time Dali’s art has come to the Palm Beaches.
In this interview, Dia Ryan interviews Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali’s publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet as well as Debra Onessimo, the owner of Onessimo Fine Art , the gorgeous gallery presenting “Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection”.
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It is extremely important to know that Madame Christine Argillet, who was Salvador Dali’s friend, confidante, and curator of “Dali: The Argillet Collection” will accompany a rare Dali Collection on a limited tour, which will make a stop in Palm Beach Gardens at Onessimo on PGA Boulevard. Details are below, this is a rare opportunity to see some of Dali’s works that were not as publicized as some of his other works of art.