Salvador Dali was an outstanding figure of the surrealist group of Andre Breton. He travelled and worked in Spain, France and the United States. He was one of the most brillantly provocative artists of the twentieth century, not only in his public life, but also in his paintings and in the field of printmaking.
Dali's friendship with the publisher Pierre Argillet began in 1934 and lasted more than fifty years. Argillet commissioned him to illustrate the Greek Mythology, the Hippies, poems by Ronsard, Apollinaire, Mao Tse Tung, the "Venus in fur" by Sacher Masoch, and the "Faust" of Goethe. Dali completed also in 1973 the edition of the "Chants de Maldoror" by Lautreamont with 8 revisions.
The Pierre Argillet collection of Dali's etchings consists of more than 200 rare titles.