Seeking Timeless Art

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“The artwork needs to have the power of highlighting the historical and cultural moment in which it has been realized, in a complex and visionary way. How the artist realised it and how famous the artist is are without importance, the most important thing is that the artwork has the power, the purpose, the gift that makes it able to remain in time and in art history.”

– Ernesto Esposito, Naples -

Ernesto Esposito. Photo: Artribune
Ernesto Esposito. Photo: Artribune

 

Ernesto Esposito was born in 1952 in Naples, working as a shoe designer since 1971. He started his collection by chance in 1970 after visiting a Warhol exhibition in Paris. Today, Ernesto has strong contacts with gallerists, primarily in Naples, such as Lucio Amelio and Lia Rumma. He is always looking for art pieces that highlight the power of a specific period. His collection has been described as unique composed of works by some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st century such as Warhol, Pistoletto and Helmut Newton.

 

Portrait of Ernesto Esposito by Andy Warhol, 1987
Portrait of Ernesto Esposito by Andy Warhol, 1987

 

Nello studio of Ernesto Esposito in Naples. Photo credit: Luigi Ieluzzo
Nello studio of Ernesto Esposito in Naples. Photo credit: Luigi Ieluzzo

 

View the following video of his art collection:

 

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Contributor, Silvia Dalmiglio
Italian Collectors

Italian born, Silvia Dalmiglio is a world traveller and contemporary art enthusiast. She is underway in completing her degree in Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Academia di Brera in Milan, and soon starting her postgraduate degree there in Creative Communication for Cultural Heritage. Dalmiglio launched her blog Italian Collectors in March this year, reporting about Italian contemporary art collectors.

 

 

 

 

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