More than 300 works of painting and sculpture, ranging from the Middle Ages to today, plus approximately 200 rare and ancient books with exquisite book bindings, and over 300 furnishings, including antique carpets and desks by renowned cabinet makers.
The collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti (Genoa, 1922 – Turin, 2015), guarded and hidden in a villa in Rivoli near the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, is unique in the history of Italian private collections for vastness and importance and makes the entrepreneur of Genoese origins one of the most important European collectors of the late 20th and early 21st century. In the Rivoli villa, Cerruti gathered extremely rare works, conserving them with care. Thanks to his generosity, and to that of the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti, this collection will be visible to the public from spring 2019, in a modulation of the history of art from the Middle Ages to today, through Futurism, Metaphysics and major avant-gardes of the 20th century.
Cerruti assembled a primarily European collection – very strong in Italian art – that provides a journey into the history of art, from furniture to historic art, from the Renaissance to today. It is a private collection of immense quality, like very few in Europe and the world, including extraordinary works ranging from Bernardo Daddi, Bergognone, Pontormo, Ribera and Batoni to Renoir, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Picasso, Klee, de Chirico, Severini, Boccioni, Balla, and Magritte, as well as Bacon, Burri, Fontana, Warhol, De Dominicis, and Paolini.
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