BIAF - Florence - 2022: The International Biennial of Antiques - XXXII edition
The Great Exhibition of Italian Art
It is with great pleasure that I announce the gallery's participation in one of the most stunning exhibitions ever for me, the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato, in a place that has always been a symbol of the Italian culture and art, Florence, in one of the most fascinating places of the city, Palazzo Corsini; from 24 September to 2 October.
For the occasion, I will present a selection of fine paintings and sculptures result of my latest research.
A special section will be devoted to portraits, where Italian masterpieces from the 16th to the 20th century (like painitngs by Leandro Bassano, Domenico Fetti and Bartolomeo Passerotti) will dialogue with others by foreign artists, such as the Flemish painter Jacob Ferdinand Voet. The latter - not surprisingly known as Ferdinando of portraits - will be presented with the solemn Portrait of Cardinal Buonaccorso Buonaccorsi (c. 1673); an important addition to the hitherto limited number of full-length cardinal portraits executed by Voet, among which are the portrait of Wilhelm von Fürstenberg (Herdringen, Fürstenberg Collection), those of cardinals Francesco Nerli junior (formerly Los Angeles, County Museum), Giulio Spinola (Houston, The Museum of Fine Art) and Pierre de Bonzy (Rome, Palazzo Sacchetti).
A second room will host valuable works, some of which are true discoveries, such as the exquisite Berenice by Michele Desubleo, two curious canvases by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglioni known as Grechetto, and a marble bust by the German sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch depicting Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.
I therefore look forward to seeing you at Palazzo Corsini, stand no. 48.
For updates and previews of the novelties I will present, please consult the gallery's Instagram page or profile.