In Florence, from 26 September to 4 October, the Biennial Antiques
Fabrizio Moretti, “will showcase the world of Italian art”
“Even more quality and more international in order to confirm the foremost qualified, extensive and fascinating of the great tradition of Italian art,” says the new general secretary of the Biennale
79 ancient and modern art dealers come from all over the world to exhibit works of high quality carefully selected: there will be big returns as Jean-Luc Baroni, London, but also prominent new features, including Otto Naumann Ltd., New York, and Dr. . Jorn Guenther Rare Books Ag, one of the leading merchants of books and prints with galleries in Stalden and Basel, as well as like confirmations Mullany, London, De Jonckheere, Paris and Geneva, Caesar Lampronti, London and Rome, Robilant + Voena, Milan and London.
More and more open to modern art with the new presence of the Galleria Tega Milan, the Galleria Farsetti Frediano of Florence and Tornabuoni Art, Florence, Milan, Paris, which will be added to Sperone Westwater, New York, already present some editions.
The director and set designer of international renown Pierluigi Pizzi propose some changes along the exhibition, inspired as always sumptuous architecture of Palazzo Corsini it will be highlighted the monumental staircase recently restored, the access from the Arno river will be made more functional and welcoming, but especially the Throne Room, a large room of 320 square meters made by Antonio Maria Ferri between 1684 and 1696, for the first time will not be an exhibition space but a place to meet, relax and entertainment and can be enjoyed by guests of all Biennale its splendor.
In the Throne Room Thursday, September 24 there will be a welcome dinner in honor of the guests with a menu created by chef Marco Stabile Florence or wine from Antinori Cellars, followed by a fireworks display on the terrace of Palazzo Corsini.
It will be a Biennale, as well as other international exhibitions such as the TEFAF Maastricht and the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, he lived at 360 ° from the city that hosts it, as advocated by the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella, chairman of the steering committee of BIAF. For this purpose we were involved numerous economic, accommodation, hotels, restaurants and boutiques of Florence historical center, that will welcome visitors to the Biennale.
Among the works on display: Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid) with “Portrait of Flora”, a work of beauty and high quality made in the mid-eighteenth century and discovered a few years ago in a French aristocrat castle, where he had been hiding for two centuries because it was considered subject of “risque” (Jean-Luc Baroni); Luca Giordano (Naples 1634-1705) with “The Glory of St. Andrew Corsini,” a rare masterpiece never been on the market before, as commissioned and for the principles Corsini and since then more guarded in their collection (Antonacci -Lapiccirella Fine Art); Giorgio De Chirico (Volos 1888 – Rome 1978) with the oil on canvas “Horses and ruins on the seashore” (Art Gallery Frediano Doubleday). In addition to paintings also sculptures, drawings and engravings, furniture and manuscripts.
BIAF Biennale 2015