Future Art Fair

Colnaghi returns to TEFAF Maastricht in 2019 with an outstanding group of master paintings and sculptures, together with a notable selection of ancient art. Of the paintings, there are several significant examples from the Baroque period, a field in which Colnaghi has been a leading dealership over the past few years. They include two striking examples of Neapolitan Caravaggism in the form of Filippo Vitale’s Judith and Holofernes and Mattia Preti’s exceptional Return of the Prodigal Son, once in the collection the Infante Gabriel Sebastián de Borbón. Other significant Baroque paintings with noble provenance will be exhibited, including Giovanni Martinelli’s Death Comes to the Table, once in the Corsi Salviati Collection, and Anthony Van Dyck’s youthful masterpiece Saint Peter Penitent, owned by the Marqués de Moscoso since at least the late-18th century. The Spanish Baroque will be well-represented too, with two paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán, not least his Virgin with Sleeping Child, signed and dated 1659, and a Saint John the Baptist by Mateo Cerezo. Colnaghi will continue to promote both Italian sculpture and Spanish polychrome sculpture, with leading highlights in these fields being, respectively, Gelfino Calegari’s pair of marbles depicting Democritus and Heraclitus, from the Villa Fenaroli, and Juan de Mesa’s dynamic Saint Joseph of the early 1620s.

Colnaghi returns to TEFAF Maastricht in 2019 with an outstanding group of master paintings and sculptures, together with a notable selection of ancient art. Of the paintings, there are several significant examples from the Baroque period, a field in which
Upcoming Exhibition, Sat May 11 - Sun Nov 24 2019
We are excited to present an exhibition at the historic Abbazia di San Gregorio in Venice which will open on 11 May, coinciding with the launch of the La Biennale di Venezia, and which will remain open by appointment until 24 November 2019. Presented in partnership with Chahan, the renowned interior designer, the exhibition will create the home of a 21st century traveller, incorporating master paintings with vintage and modern furniture and design.

The Abbazia di San Gregorio was originally built in the 9th century as a Benedictine Abbey. Located centrally on the Grand Canal, near Santa Maria della Salute, it was restored in the early 20th century and includes architectural and decorative features spanning more than 1,000 years. Set amidst its medieval architecture, and the expanse of rooms centered around an impressive courtyard, the installation aims to encapsulate the timeless spirit of the Grand Tourist and illustrate the lifestyle of a modern-day collector.

We are excited to present an exhibition at the historic Abbazia di San Gregorio in Venice which will open on 11 May, coinciding with the launch of the La Biennale di Venezia, and will remain open by appointment until 24 November 2019.
Recent Art Fair
Colnaghi returns to Park Avenue and its prestigious Armory’s second-floor period rooms for the third edition of TEFAF NY Fall.

This year the gallery shows a wide selection of antiquities, curated by Carlos Picón, combined with museum-quality artworks - including recent acquisitions - with a strong focus on Italian and Spanish painting and sculpture from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Past exhibition NYC
At the beginning of the 2019 exhibition calendar, Colnaghi New York will co-host two shows with Ben Brown Fine Arts and Artur Ramon Art. 22 January – 28 February 2019

Colnaghi is proud to host two concurrent exhibitions: FONTANA with Ben Brown Fine Arts, and MASTER DRAWINGS with Artur Ramon Art. FONTANA re-examines the career of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century, Lucio Fontana, and features works spanning the artist’s career, including seminal paintings, drawings and ceramics from the 1930s to the late 1960s. Alongside the works of Lucio Fontana, Arturo Ramon Art presents MASTER DRAWINGS, a collection of important works on paper by artists such as Juan Antonio Conchillos, Pedro de Campaña, Eugenio Lucas Velázquez, and Pablo Picasso. Together, the two exhibitions span over 400 years of European history of art and offer insights into the methods and thoughts of both Modern and Old Masters. The exhibition will run from 22 January to 28 February at Colnaghi’s townhouse space at 38 East 70th Street in New York.

Past exhibition NYC
From the Bronze Age (3300 B.C.) to the emergence of the Roman empire (31 B.C.): Stone vessels from three ancient cultures.

Vessels have been used since the beginning of civilization for a variety of purposes ranging from utilitarian to ceremonial. They were made from materials as abundant as clay and stone or as precious as silver and gold. This exhibition focuses on stone vessels primarily from three ancient cultures - Egyptian, Cycladic, and Bactrian.

Past Art Fair
Colnaghi went back to Frieze Masters with a strong presence of antiquities surrounded by Old Master Paintings.

Frieze Masters featured more than 130 leading modern and historical art galleries from around the world, showcasing art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century every year. Colnaghi was delighted to once again take part in London's most important art fair.

Past exhibition London
The Art of Spain and Naples. This exhibition explored the artistic exchanges between Spain and Naples - culminating in the Art of the Baroque.

This exhibition explored the artistic exchanges between Spain and Naples, culminating with art of the baroque. The Italian city was ruled by Spain from 1503 to 1714 prompting a long period of cultural exchange, with Spanish artists travelling to Naples and Neopolitan artists thriving in Spain. Early highlights of the exhibition include a sculpture of Mars by the Italian artist Giovanni da Nola (documented from 1508-1553), commissioned by his Spanish patron and viceroy of Naples, the 2nd Duke of Cardona; Stoic Thinker, a striking and rarely-seen figure of a philosopher by the artist known as the Master of the Annunciation of the Shepherds (1604-1654), who thrived in Naples having believed to have travelled from his native Spain; and Saint Francis of Assisi, an important work by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), one of the most celebrated sculptors of the Spanish Golden Age.

Past exhibition NYC
Two outstanding Pre-Columbian Collections: An Andean Ceramic Bestiary & a Group of Sculptured Stone Mace Heads.

Colnaghi is proud to present two related collections of Pre-Columbian art lovingly and intelligently assembled over three decades: a superb group of 32 Andean and Central American stone mace heads, and a representative gathering of 43 Andean animal effigy vessels. These last Andean vessels span close to three millennia, from the so-called Initial Period in the Andes (circa 1200 BC) to the Spanish conquest of that area in the sixteenth century.

Past exhibition Madrid
A dialogue between Old Master still lifes and the photographs of contemporary American artist Paulette Tavormina.

Art is a continuum: the past and present are timeless, woven together with gossamer threads. When captured in a photograph or a painting, a still life gives immortality to a single moment in all its beauty and fragility. So still lifes are perhaps the most timeless of pictures. This show featuring contemporary photography alongside a selection of the gallery’s quintessential Old Master paintings is the culmination of shared passion and immense dedication to life itself.

Still lifes are perhaps the most timeless of pictures - this exhibition dedicated to still lifes, consisting of selected Old Master paintings alongside the photographs of contemporary American artist Paulette Tavormina.
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Jorge Coll, CEO Colnaghi, at The New York Times Conference Art Leaders Network in Berlin discussing "The Preoccupation with Contemporary Art" with Tobias Meyer and James Rondeau.

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The foundation is the brainchild of Jorge Coll and Nicolás Cortés, owners of Colnaghi, whose determination to engage a new audience to the world of Old Masters is already provoking interest and excitement.

Our mission is to foster appreciation, enjoyment and study of pre-twentieth-century artworks and antiquities in the Western European tradition. By creating the Henry Clay Fricks, Archer Milton Huntingtons and Isabella Stewart Gardeners of the future, we safeguard and increase the rich legacy of the great collectors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. By using an on-line platform to disseminate new research, exhibitions and learning experiences, we bring together scholars, institutions, and collectors, and reach out to a wider audience through web-based public engagement initiatives.