SALVADOR DALI: A MUSEUM QUALITY COLLECTION
Dali foreground with Tapestry of Argus
Argillet Museum France 1973
Salvador Dali & Pierre Argillet working
on the Venus in Furs project. Paris1967
SalvadorDali - Mythologie
Piano Under Snow
All of the works presented have been in the provenance of and exhibited in world-class museum collections throughout the world.
Avondale Artworks is honored to announce its presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection. The collection is available for acquisition at Jacksonville's esteemed Avondale Artworks gallery location in Jacksonville, Florida.
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 appear in museums throughout the world, and have enjoyed 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 the true "Surrealists" life, and developed images that are prized by collectors today.
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, as well as the magnificent Aubusson Tapestries created in 1973, simultaneously with the opening of The Dali Museum (Teatro Museo) in Figueres, Spain (1974) and Pierre Argillet's Museum in Melun, France (1973). Housed in this collection is "Femmes dans les Vagues", 1972, a hand-woven Aubusson that leaves one breathless.
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"
Salvador Dali & Christine Argillet
Madame Christine Argillet , Los Angeles, California 2011
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection
A Rare & Impassioned Collaboration Between Artist and Publisher
Collection on Exhibition & Available for Acquisition
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About Avondale Artworks Gallery:
Avondale Artworks, one of Jacksonville’s finest art galleries, was started in 2009 by accomplished landscape photographer Ken Stutes. The gallery features artwork by local and regional artists of merit, as well as periodic exhibits of works by national, international, and celebrity artists. Located in the Shoppes of Historic Avondale, the gallery houses one of the region’s largest selections of art and includes art work in most every medium and style. Additionally, the gallery provides commercial and residential artwork and framing, giclee printing, and art workshops. For more information, visit the gallery at 3562 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.
This very special sales event includes Original Etchings, Watercolors, and Aubussin Tapestries from the collection of Pierre Argillet, extraordinary publisher and collector of the Dada and Surrealist group.
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