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.”