LIONELLO VENTURI

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LIONELLO VENTURI (+ 1961)

      • - Italian art historian, he was the hand behind the Gualino collection ( the main collector in Modigliani in Italy, dispersed during the Mussolini's regime).
        He was the organizer of the Venice Modigliani retrospective in the 30's mainly with works owned by Gualino
        (as usual the proximity of the historian to the rich and powerful end to be clear and visible).
        When fascism command him to pledge to them he went out, leaving first to Paris, then to Argentina, Mexico, USA, etc .

        His work is more focused in French impresionism and Italian general art than in Modigliani, but there are a few publications
        quite interesting and he as many others ended making "authenticity certificates" on demand .

        Here I include a few of the paintings he published or expertized.


      Actually his opinion is perfect to fill the notes & records for the auction houses.
      But only when it also have the Ceroni name in the list...

      If a Modigliani painting only bears the opinion by Venturi , it will never hit the floor of the main auction houses
      Only in Italy and in secondary or third level auctions
      Definitively not a reliable or trustworthy source for cataloguing.
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      Some works authenticated by him:
      (sorry no more data from his side, just expertises with signature I have seen, his files must be in some basement or in other expert hands so are unavailable
    Nude amedeo modigliani Sel-fportrait amedeo modigliani Jeanne H├ębuterne looking front amedeo modigliani Seated woman amedeo modigliani
    Cariatide amedeo modigliani girl with an embroidered collar young woman amedeo modigliani Man seated at a table amedeo modigliani
    and many more others...

     


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