Located on Royal Street in the heart of New Orleans historic French Quarter, Windsor Fine Art features an impressive collection of original paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by some of history's most revered artists. Representing over five centuries of fine art, we specialize in original works from the old masters to the modern masters, as well as a select group of renowned contemporary artists. Windsor Fine Art has remained a resource for discriminating collectors from across the globe since its founding in 2000.
These works of impeccable provenance by the Surrealist master have been part of the Argillet family collection since their creation by Dali during his collaborative years with Pierre Argillet and demonstrate high standards of quality, and the empassioned collaboration between an artist and his publisher. The friendship between Dali and his publisher, Pierre Argillet, spanned five decades. Argillet was an avid collector of Futurist, Dadaist and Surrealist works and had, from very early on, met with the major artists of the 20th century. But it was with Salvador Dali that a long and fruitful collaboration developed. They remained friends until Dali’s death in 1989.
Born in Chile in 1949, Basso's works are included in the private and public collections of world leaders, heads of state, and royalty as well as renowned museums, among them, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile, where he was honored with a retrospective in 2011. With his elegantly simplified forms and fine brushwork, complimented by his signature use of color, and masterful ability to capture light, Basso’s evocative, serenely beautiful creations, the perfect blend of realism and abstraction, are universal in their appeal.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Torres began sculpting and training with accomplished artists at a very young age. He left Mexico in 1991 after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Guadalajara to pursue a career in the United States. Torres is both a talented visual artist and a master craftsman. His visual imagery reflects the deep, quiet spirit of antiquity, while his rough finger work and carefully chosen and hand formulated patinas convey an earthy presence. The power of his art is in its simplicity, tranquility and connection to life. With references to both ancient Mayan art and the work of Alberto Giacometti, Torres' style is simultaneously primitive and modern. He strives to create a spiritual balance in his work and says of it, "art without spirit is nothing."