The Cerruti Collection

8.50

Anno

2019

Autore

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Cristina Accornero, Fabio Cafagna e Pietro Rigolo

Editore

Castello di Rivoli

ISBN

9788890075186

Lingua

English

Numero Pagine

87 pg.

The extraordinary collection, built up over the years
by Francesco Federico Cerruti, Genoese by birth but Turinese by adoption, is now open to the public thanks
to the generosity of this self-effacing and reclusive businessman, who passed away in 2015 at the age of
93. This ambitious project has involved the renovation
of the villa that he built in Vicolo dei Fiori, close to the Castello di Rivoli, as well as state-of-the-art technologies to ensure safety and security. Nearly a thousand items, comprising 300 works of painting and sculpture ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era, some
200 rare books with precious bindings, carpets, furniture by renowned cabinetmakers, ceramics and silverware constitute a collection of the highest distinction with
few equals in Europe and the world. It maps a journey through the history of art, mostly Italian, from the 14th century to the early 2000s. Our goal is to make Cerruti’s vision a reality, to share this precious collection with
the world and thus help to foster an appreciation of art, culture, craftsmanship, and material objects capable of illuminating and inspiring the public through carefully calibrated and innovative educational initiatives. Through this felicitous agreement with the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, we hope to make the Cerruti Collection a catalyst for new and fruitful creativity.