Georgina Adam’s Financial Times column makes this startling announcement: there hasn’t been a gallery in London that specializes in modern Italian art. That despite the consistent success at auction in London of Fontana, Manzoni, Burri and many other Italian artists.
But Imago, in a smart townhouse in Clifford Street, is rectifying that. It is run by Daniele and Elisabetta Pescali – he is the third generation of a family of well-established Milan art dealers. Their new show spans a century of Italian art, 1906-2008 and features a range of works. Some are by the best-known names on the international art market, and include Modigliani (his 1915 portrait of the art dealer Guillaume Chéron is priced at £3.5m); Fontana, Morandi, de Chirico and Marini.
Young Turks and Old Rivalries (Financial Times)