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Gallery 725 of Jacksonville Presents

“The Salvador Dali Experience:

The Argillet Collection”

March 1st through March 10th 2024


A Rare & Impassioned Collaboration between Artist and Publisher.


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”


The Argillet Collection is one of the most important collections of Dali’s work.  The Collection demonstrates the highest standards of quality and the works have appeared in the prestigious museums worldwide: Musee Boymans, Rotterdam;  Musee Pushkin, Moscow; 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. Together, Argillet & Dali created significant editions of original prints, highly-valued and prized by collectors today.

Dali’s open-mindedness and innate ability to embrace a plethora of topics and themes can also be seen in his etchings and drawings, which address different topics, from religion to eroticism. Pierre Argillet’s daughter, Christine Argillet, spent much of her childhood in the presence of Salvador Dali, and experienced his receptivity and broad-mindedness first-hand. Her virtual presence in Jacksonville the opening week of this exhibition will provide invaluable insights into the collaboration between her father and Dali, and works they produced together.

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”. 

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.

The collection will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the gallery beginning Friday, March 1, 2024.  The exhibition is a rare opportunity to virtually meet Madame Christine Argillet the last living link to Dali, live from Paris.   Scheduled special appearances via satellite by Madame Argillet for the public: Saturday, March 2nd from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. All events are complimentary and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact the gallery at 904-345-9320 or

This exhibition offers works from Dali’s Suites, including Mythologie, Les Hippies, Goethe’s Faust, and the Poemes Secrets d’Apollinaire.  Madame Argillet has also graciously included the rare titles, Etchings and Watercolors from 1934 to the late 1960’s.

All Art On Exhibition & Available for Acquisition


 THE ARTIST AND MADAME ARGILLET   1972  (Rare Archival Photos)



Image: Christine Argillet and Dali 1970’s


Madame Christine Argillet, Los Angeles, CA – 2022