Wentworth galleries offer insight into Dali

Christine Argillet, curator of the latest Salvador Dali exhibit at the Wentworth galleries, can tell you about the mustachioed Spanish artist.

The daughter of Dali's publisher and longtime friend Pierre Argillet will share her fond memories growing up with the artist during free presentations Feb. 1: from 1-3 p.m. at 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and 6-9 p.m. at 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

"Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection" — up through Feb. 15 — features Dali's watercolor, pen and ink drawings. In all, the collection has 85 pieces.

"It's a pretty expansive collection,'' Wentworth owner Michael O'Mahoney Jr. said. "It runs the gamut of a lot of his different styles, ranging from the beautiful and delicate to vulgar and shocking."


Photos: Models on the catwalk of Miami Swim Week

Photos of Argillet as a young girl with Dali also are featured, O'Mahoney said.

"This is the last living direct connection to Salvador Dali,'' he said. The photos "humanize an art god, if you will. They show the more common things that happened in life, the more silly moments that make him a little more relatable."

— Johnny Diaz

If you go

Christine Argillet will appear Feb. 1 at the Wentworth galleries, from 1-3 p.m. at 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and 6-9 p.m. at 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Admission is free. RSVP at 954-468-0685 or 561-338-0804.

Info: wentworthgallery.com