About us

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 Pistoletto, Paolo 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…

Featured artists

Paolini Giulio

Paolini Giulio

GENOVA 1940 Over the course of his career, Giulio Paolini became a prominent figure in both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. Paolini was trained as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works...

Simeti Turi

Simeti Turi

ALCAMO (TP) 1929 - MILANO (MI) 2021 Turi SImeti was born in Alcamo, in the province of Trapani in 1929. He moved to Rome in 1958 where he got in touch with the art world getting to know Alberto Burri and to spend time in his studio. These inspirations gave rise, to an...

Sanfilippo Antonio

Sanfilippo Antonio

PARTANNA 1923 - ROMA 1980 Antonio Sanfilippo was born in Partanna, in the Province of Trapani, on 8 December 1923. From 1938, he attended the Liceo Artistico in Palermo, where Guido Ballo was one of his teachers, and Pietro Consagra one of his closest friends; he...

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Via Senato, 24 – 20121 – Milano

Opening time:
From Tuesday to Saturday
from 10.00am to 1.00pm
and from 3.00pm to 7.00pm