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Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea was established in Milan in 1992. Ettore and Silvia Guastalla focus their research activities mainly on internationally acclaimed Italian artists, with whom they enjoy a direct working relationship, putting on specific exhibitions at their gallery, and promoting and marketing their past works. Apart from the careful choice of projects and works, particular attention is given to scientific aspects of archiving, as well as to the production of exhibition catalogues. Artists represented in solo shows include: Dadamaino, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Isgrò, Giorgio Griffa and Piero Pizzi Cannella. Alongside their commitment to contemporary artists, Ettore and Silvia Guastalla are a point of reference in terms of market for artists of the calibre of Alberto Burri, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Lucio Fontana, Marino Marini, Arturo Martini, Amedeo Modigliani, Mario Sironi, Pino Pinelli, Michelangelo PistolettoPaolo Scheggi, Turi Simeti, Ettore Sottsass. In parallel, Studio Guastalla boasts important collections of graphic works by international artists, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque and Joan Mirò, which have been exhibited in museums and public spaces in Europe, China and Latin America. In their research activities on twentieth century artists, Ettore and Silvia, fittingly, follow in the footsteps of their father Guido, who opened his first gallery in Livorno in 1966, encouraging a number of the greatest artists of the time to produce a range of significant graphic works, as well as paintings and sculptures. Over the decades artists associated with the gallery have had monographs and catalogues raisonnés published under the Graphis Arte imprint; in fact, the catalogue devoted to Marino Marini's graphic art is considered to be of enormous technical importance. Indeed Marino Marini might be regarded as the artist who is most representative of the Guastalla family's long commitment to the world of art: his final exhibition in 1979, a year before his death, was staged by Guido in his gallery. His first show, a group exhibition, at the beginning of his career in 1923, was inaugurated by an extremely youthful Marino at the Bottega d'Arte, a historic Livorno gallery opened in 1922 by Guido Belforte, grandfather of Guido Guastalla and great-grandfather of Ettore and Silvia. Generation by generation, then, our history marches on...