HRH Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Ruspoli with Peter Gagliardi at the Gagliardi Gallery
At this difficult juncture for the art market, some artistic realities demonstrate their solid roots by challenging fluctuating trend. This is the case of the Gagliardi Art Gallery in London, where director Peter Gagliardi brings a surprising expertise for a man of his age. Law graduate at the prestigious University College London (UCL) but with an innate passion for fine art, Peter has manifested his creativity and dynamic aptitude taking over as Art director and Curator in his family-owned gallery, one of the oldest and more established contemporary art galleries in London and a symbol of contemporary art on the King's Road for over 35 years.
The gallery was always synonymous with excellence and eclecticism and Peter has contributed to its renewal with a critical and passionate eye in the selection of the prestigious collection of exhibited artworks. Sculptures and paintings characterised by their variety and international artists with works present in some of the greatest museum colelctions in the world (such as the V&A, the Tate and MOMA) are the basis of the stature gained in the art world over the years.
Peter Gagliardi also leads the team that curates the London Art Biennale and the Chianciano Biennale at the Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany, gathering together the genius of 120 artists from 40 nations selected from all around the world, from the young and talented to the very established. Nicholas Bonham, heir of the dynasty family of auctioneers that founded the internationally renowned Bonham's auction house, held the Charity Auction during the London Art Biennale at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.
The Gagliardi family, art lovers and collectors for generation, founded the Chianciano Art Museum on of the most prestigious private museum in Italy, with a permanent collections ranging from Neolithic and Asiatic to Contemporary art with approximately 1000 works on display. Gagalirdi Gallery also curated relevant collateral exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum ("Figures from Realism to Abstraction") and at the Lord Leighton Museum ("Italian Views”).
Peter Gagliardi is undoubtedly one of those personalities in the art world to keep an eye on as he is early in his career but also rich in solid experience, talent and passion. The Gagliardi Gallery is, as ever, a must for any collector and a timeless gem on the King's Road.