Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection

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Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa's premier fine art gallery, is proud to announce its presentation of “Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection.” This exhibit will run from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 26 with in-gallery appearances by Madame Christine Argillet on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26.

 

 

 

Meet Madame Argillet

 

The exhibition is a rare opportunity to meet Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Dali's legendary publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet, during scheduled special appearances by Madame Argillet for the public:

 

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

1:00 – 3:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

All appearances are complimentary to the public. RSVP’s are strongly recommended. For additional information about this exhibition, contact the gallery via phone at 813.902.1414 or email at gallery@mmgart.com.

 

 

 

About the Exhibit

 

Salvador Dali's publisher, Pierre Argillet (1910-2001), and Dali enjoyed a collaboration and a friendship that spanned five decades and produced what art historians have termed "the finest bodies of the master's art." This collection made available by the Argillet Estate is... truly… a privilege and an opportunity for the collector to own a prominent piece of Dali's legacy.

 

Pierre Argillet's body of Dali's etchings, original works and books has appeared in museums throughout the world and enjoys a home at the Museum of Surrealism in Melun, France (Pierre Argillet's former home "Chateau Vaux-le-Penil" and former museum) as well as in the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The collection is also housed at the prestigious Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Together, Argillet & Dali created remarkable editions of original prints, lived as committed "surrealists” and developed images that are highly-valued and prized by collectors today. It has often been said by those in the art world that "Salvador Dali was the creative genius... and Pierre Argillet was the publishing genius.”

 

This exhibition and collection opportunity offers works from Dali's Suites, including Mythologie, Les Hippies, Goethe's Faust, and the incomparable Poemes Secrets d'Apollinaire.  Madame Argillet has also graciously included the rare titles, etchings and watercolors from 1934 to the late 1960's.

 

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