Director: Guido Wannenes
Editorial Director: Luca Viòlo
Responsible Director: Rossana Sparacino
CONTRIBUTION: Alessandro Agresti Giuseppe Beretti Tomaso Montanari Alessandro Secciani Luca Violo

EL SIGLO DE ORO: between dream and reality

In the Seventeenth century, Spain was a country that created a sense…

Irving Penn: the grace of an idea

In Irving Penn’s photographic works a moment seized the grace of an…

Picasso. The movement of thought

If we look upon the Twentieth century as a galaxy of artistic…

In this issue

VERCELLI, NOVARA, VARALLO

FORTUNY PALACE VENICE

GUGGENHEIM VENICE

All eyes on the S&P 500

by Alessandro Secciani

Sharing art

by Giorgio Spanu

Caravaggio with an asterisk

by Tomaso Montanari

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower
Steve Jobs

by Guido Wannenes
Giancarlo Gallino was most definitely one of the great protagonists in the history of the art and art collecting market…

Giancarlo Gallino, Arbiter of Taste

by Vittorio Natale
Such innovative energy will place Giancarlo Gallino…

Art & Oil. Parallel Destines

ART & FINANCE
by Alessandro Secciani

The Achille Castiglioni Foundation. A House of Ideas

by Giovanna and Carlo Castiglioni
The Castiglioni architectural studio was started in 1936…

PROGETTO APOLLO. Towards reform in the Art Market

by Giuseppe Calabi and Valentina Favero
Wannenes has recently joined the Progetto Apollo, a group…

Bottega Conticelli. The shape of dreams

by Roberta Olcese
When he describes his creations he transforms into a river in full flow…

Art Advisory & Private Banking INSTRUCTIONS

with Mariacristina Ragazzoni
Wannenes, as with other Italian and international auction houses…

The Ginori Museum. Hic Rhodus hic salta

Tomaso Montanari
In a country like this, drowning in the rhetoric of the State representing evil…

A Nef. A silver vessel from the land of dreams

They were most probably made to be salt cellars, placed at the…

Resonating elegance

The next sale of ceramics and glass, at Wannenes Auction House in…

When variety equals good taste

The sales of Furniture and Decorative Arts are, by definition, the sum…

Pearls and diamonds to love

The Jewellery auction on May 31st will witness the appearance of an…

The painting vibe

Giuseppe Passeri was without a shadow of doubt one of the main…

Raffaele Giannetti. Travelling and Painting.

Travelling, for the inquisitive and cosmopolitan Raffaele Giannetti, was no merely physical…

Simultaneously modern

The art of the Twentieth century has often witnessed the crossing of…

China. Immortal Modernity

Immortal modernity – this is what makes Chinese art so fascinating and…

Design and the forms of time

«Approval has been given to modify the north-facing facade since it is…

Jewels

by Benedetta Romanini
2015 was truly sparkling for the Department of Jewellery with an increase in turnover of 13.7% with at 37,200 euro…

19th Century Paintings

by Rosanna Nobilitato
The 19th century Paintings Department featured a top lot last year with The Card Reader, a slim young maiden inside a harem and intent on reading the cards, selling for 32,240 euro…

Ceramics & Glasses

by Luca Melegati
The refined selective quality of the Department of Porcelain and Glass enjoyed, yet again in 2015, consistent interest on behalf of a clientele of authentic connoisseurs…

Asian Art

by Alessandra Pieroni
A highly positive reaction was felt all round for last year’s sole Asian Art catalogue containing objects from different Italian and European properties…

Decorative Arts and Design

by Andrea Schito
2015 was an excellent year for the Department of Decorative Arts and Design with an increase in turnover of 33.8% and a percentage of lots sold of 71.4% and 170.1% in terms of value…

Modern and Contemporary Art

by Guido Vitali
Works from the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art caught the interest of the Italian and international markets in 2015…

Furnishings and Decorative Arts

by Mauro Tajocchi
The utmost quality matched with a consistent uniqueness of manufacture were the most remarkable elements of 2015 for the Department of Furnishings and Decorative Arts…

Siver, ivory and Russian works of Art

by Tommaso Teardo
2015 was a record year for the Department of Silver, Ivory, Russian Icons and Objets d’Art with an 88.6% higher turnover compared to the previous year…

Old Masters Paintings

by Antonio Gesino
A highly balanced ratio between the quality of the works and the evaluation of their true market value has produced excellent results for the Department of Old Masters…

Jewellery & Watches

2015 was truly sparkling for the Department of Jewellery with an increase…