Paintings by the famous surrealist Salvador Dali are well known throughout the world, as was the late artist’s reputation for eccentric behavior, but what was Dali like behind the scenes? We will talk with Madame Christine Argillet, whose father, Pierre Argillet, was Dali’s close friend and publisher for roughly half a century. As a result, Madame Argillet had the unique experience of spending her childhood summers from age 6 to 17 living next door to the iconic artist in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain.
She travels to Naples later this month with a unique exhibition of Dali’s work that she, herself curated titled, “Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection,” which highlights the collaboration between Dali and her father. Madame Argillet will be presenting gallery discussions about the exhibition at a Road Show Pop-Up Art Exhibition at 9115 Strada Place, Naples, Florida 34108 (Opposite Bravo in the Mercato) on Feb. 16, 17 and 18.