To celebrate the opening of his Parisian gallery, which will be managed by Giulia Giustiniani, the world’s foremost Italian Old Masters dealer is featuring a Guercino della prima maniera discovered at an auction.
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as "Guercino" (1591-1666), Moses, oil on canvas, 72 x 63 cm/28.34 x 24.80 in.
In September 2019, Fabrizio Moretti visited French expert Éric Turquin on Rue Sainte-Anne to view the " Senlis Cimabue ", which his gallery purchased at auction a few weeks later for €24.18M, on behalf of two clients. The story is now well known. It was at this time that the General Secretary of the Florence Biennale met Giulia Giustiniani, a specialist in the 14th century. "Giulia reminded me recently that I told her: 'Do your training with Éric Turquin, it's a fantastic course and the day you feel like it, I'll be delighted if you come and work with me. "I didn’t remember that moment, but I clearly remember the feeling of having met the right person at the right time. I really believe in what we’re doing in Paris.” The Florence-born Moretti, who divides his time between London and Monaco, has shunned fairs for several years, swearing by exhibitions - which he sees as a great way to meet new clients - and galleries. In July 2022, he opened a new, 800 m 2 ( 8,611…
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