Established in Bologna in 1986 by Enzo Savoia, Bottegantica is a gallery specializing in Italian painting of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
After some time, during which it began to establish a reputation, the gallery opened a new branch in the heart of Milan, in February 2010. Situated at 45 via Manzoni, the gallery grew with the addition of another exhibition space in the spring of 2015.
Bottegantica has rediscovered extraordinary masterpieces including The Acrobat with violin by Antonio Mancini (1852-1930), The Summer Stoll by Giuseppe De Nittis (1841-1917) and The Park of the Villa Borghese by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958).
For this reason – amongst others – Bottegantica is able to offer to art lovers a prestigious collection of paintings by Italian masters of international renown. The gallery also provides consultations with public and private institutions, as well as to collectors and art lovers keen to breathe life into a personal collection.
Alongside its usual commercial activity, Bottegantica hosts a rich program of exhibitions dedicated to important Italian artists and movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A catalogue is published for each exhibition, each written by some of the leading experts in the field. Amongst which, the six monographs dedicated to Giovanni Boldini (1999, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2014 and 2015); Antonio Mancini, rebel genius (2016); Fresh Kiss. Pascale Marthine Tayou in collaboration with Galleria Continua (2018); Giacomo Balla. Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe (2018); Angelo Morbelli. Light and Color (2019); Private Novecento. From de Chirico to Vedova (2020); Previati in Love (2020).
The esteem and the experience acquired after more than thirty years of activity, have allowed Bottegantica to earn the respect of collectors, experts, and conservators from museums in Italy and around the world.
Bottegantica regularly exhibits in several of the most prestigious art fairs, including the TEFAF Maastricht, the BIAF (Florence International Antiques Fair), Masterpiece London, and Paris’s Antiques Biennale: events attended by both the commercial sector as well as by museums and other public institutions.