The Pierre Argillet Collection, the result of a partnership over a thirty year period between the master of surrealism Salvador Dali and his publisher Pierre Argillet, is being brought to us in Singapore for a second time in just over two years.
A selection of etchings and watercolours, and also Aubusson tapestries and porcelain that has never been seen here, will be available for viewing and acquisition at the REDSEA Gallery from 11 September to 5 October 2016 at an exhibition, “Salvador Dali & Pierre Argillet: Thirty Years of Collection”.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity to hear from Pierre Argillet’s daughter, Christine, whose summers spent in the company of Dali has allowed her to gain an intimate understanding of the artist and the works the collection. This opportunity will come through a Q&A Session on 11 September 2016 at 2 to 3 pm being held at the gallery. The gallery is also providing public guided tours on 17 and 24 September, and on 1 October, at 2 to 3 pm.
Madame Argillet describing how two copper plates were used to produce the etching Pegasus.
Another etching with a mythological theme, Saturn.
Medusa, for which an octopus Dali found on the beach was used to produce the etching on a copper plate.
Women in Waves. The circular patterns were made during a public appearance at which Dali was high on LSD. He rescued the effort by adding the figure of a woman to the etching.
Theseus and Minotaurus, a combination of random splashes of acid with finely sketched etchings.
One from the Hippie Series, The Old Hippie.
Bullfight with Drawer from the Surrealistic Bullfight series, which was inspired by Picasso’s “Tauromachie” series.
Piano under Snow, in which you can see the shape of the hat and also the face of a Matador.
Seen for the first time in Singapore, limited edition porcelain plates developed in 1973 and made in Limoges.
Each plate is individually numbered.
An Aubusson Tapestry based on the etching, Argus.
Two copper plates, on display for the first time ever, can be viewed at the exhibition.