November 2017 Madame Christine Argillet
Ms. Christine Argillet appeared in Greenwich, CT in support of an exhibition of the extraordinary collection of Salvador Dali's exquisite art collection. This is an extraordinary, museum quality presentation; the Collection has toured just recently in Singapore and in galleries across the globe, and presented in many US cities; among them Houston, Palm Beach, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and San Diego. 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 unapparelled, 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.
The Argillet Collection is unequivocally the most authenticated collection of Dali's work throughout his career. The Pierre Argillet Collection demonstrates high standards of quality and the works have appeared in the world's most prestigious museums: Musee Boymans, Rotterdam; Musee Pushkin, Moscow; The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida; Kunsthaus Zurich and Staatsgalarie, Stuttgart; Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Daimaru Art Museum, Osaka and Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan. The collection's permanent home is at the Museum of Surrealism in Melun, France and the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain. 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".