Afro | Gesture, Line and Colour: The Makings of an Abstract Expressionist
02 Oct 2018 – 01 Dec 2018
Tornabuoni Art London
London, United Kingdom
Founded in Florence in 1981 by Roberto Casamonti, in the street that gave its name to the gallery, Tornabuoni Art opened other spaces in Crans-Montana in 1993, Milan in 1995, Portofino in 2001, Forte dei Marmi in 2004 and Paris in 2009. In 2015, Tornabuoni Art launched its new gallery space in London’s Mayfair.
Specialising in Post-War Italian art, exhibiting artists such as Fontana, Burri, Castellani, Bonalumi, Boetti and Dadamaino, the gallery also has a permanent collection of significant works by major Italian artists of the Novecento, such as de Chirico, Morandi, Balla or Severini, as well as International 20th century Avant-garde masters, such as Picasso, Mirò, Kandinsky, Hartung, Poliakoff, Dubuffet, Lam, Matta, Christo, Wesselmann, Warhol and Basquiat.
The gallery also closely works with museums and institutions for expertise and guidance and with its experience and thorough knowledge of the work of the artists it represents, the gallery has established itself as an advisor for both private and public collections.
The gallery wishes to offer a greater visibility to the artists it represents with its new exhibition space on 46 Albemarle Street in London’s Mayfair, an important meeting point for the European and American art market.
Tornabuoni Art London is led by Ursula Casamonti, daughter of the gallery’s founder Roberto Casamonti, who has worked closely alongside her father for 20 years and in close collaboration with her brother, Michele Casamonti. The gallery aims to focus its annual exhibition programme with a strong emphasis on Post-War Italian art by presenting at least two monographic exhibitions of major Italian artists, two themed group shows, as well as two contemporary solo shows.