Robert Descharnes (1926-2014), a photographer and writer, published studies of major artists, among them Antoni Gaudi, Auguste Rodin, and Salvador Dali. He documented and catalogued Dali's paintings and writings and was considered the leading expert on the artist. Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'OEil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dali: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
"Bound to become the standard reference work." * Le Figaro *