Copertina: Gian Enzo Sperone. Dealer/Collector
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Gian Enzo Sperone


  • Size 24x30 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 740
  • Illustrations 600
  • Language English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788842224648
  • Price € 200,00  € 190,00

The private collection of one of the most important gallery owners of the century

Gonzalez Palacios calls him “the example and prototype of the European who was able, unlike the majority of New Yorkers of the time, to keep an eye on both sides of the Atlantic”: Gian Enzo Sperone has been a leading player in international art from the second half of the 20th century until today. Operating successfully between New York and Europe, the man who introduced contemporary American art to the most prestigious museums, in his private life he dipped into all periods of the history of art, from antiquities to gold grounds, from the paintings of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to the historic avantgarde of the 20th century, obeying his unquenchable desire to collect, drawn by quality and unimpeachable provenance.Goffredo Parise wrote: “The emotion of art gave him a fever, a high temperature both in him and surrounding him, making him behave like the thief who stole and has in his pocket the most mysterious (and unsaleable) black diamond in the world”.In Alessandro Morandotti's eyes, he is “a traditionalist in the choice of the most venerable travelling companions of his collection, acquired without the spirit of discovery that shapes his activity when dealing in the art of his day, but rather, like a gentleman who adorns his own home”.