FORMA VIVA at Dickinson

June 10 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The London dealers Simon C. Dickinson Ltd. are opening a new exhibition in a few days' time. FORMA VIVA is the first in the company's history dedicated to Old Master Sculpture.

According to their press release:

Simon Dickinson, Chairman, says ‘At a time when there are fewer galleries dealing in this field than ever before and the auction houses seem to be taking a step back, we have decided to take a step forward.’ 

The exhibition will include several re-discovered masterpieces including Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bronze Matilda of Canossa (c. 1633), one of the last remaining casts of this bronze left in private hands, which is being offered with an asking price of $2 million. 

Among the other highlights is Luca della Robbia’s Portrait of a Youth (c. 1435-40). Defined as one of the fathers of Renaissance art, Luca della Robbia was among the protagonists of the rebirth of terracotta sculpture. Portrait of a Youth is an extraordinary surviving example, and offers international collectors a chance to acquire one of the last works by the artist outside museum ownership.

The show will run from 17th June - 18th July 2024 and their catalogue has been published for free online.

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