Rossi & Rossi is delighted to announce a new partnership with Giovanni Martino in Hong Kong. The launch coincides with an exhibition of works by the late Italian artist Aldo Mondino.
This exciting development in the gallery’s programme and expertise is in response to the growing market demand for Western art in Asia. Together, Rossi and Martino aim to bring greater attention in Asia to modern and contemporary European artists, focusing initially on Italian Post-War and Contemporary Art.
Fabio Rossi and Giovanni Martino will work closely with artists’ estates and also promote mid-career artists. In addition, they will hold high-quality, historical exhibitions and develop the secondary market of renowned artists such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani.
The first exhibition of the partnership will be on the work of late artistic polymath Aldo Mondino (1938-2005), a charismatic figure of the Post-War European art scene known for his anarchic approach to art. The show will feature in particular Mondino’s coveted paintings on linoleum from the 1980s and 1990s.
Rossi & Rossi was established in 1985 in London by Anna Maria Rossi, who was later joined by her son, Fabio. Together they established a reputation as leading dealers in classical Indian and Himalayan art, early Chinese and Central Asian textiles and works of art. In 2005, Rossi & Rossi also embarked on an exhibition programme of contemporary Asian artists. Today, they continue to pursue both specialities from their galleries in Hong Kong and London.
Over the years, Rossi & Rossi’s groundbreaking exhibitions and scholarly publications, in both the classical and contemporary realms, have solidified the gallery’s status as leaders in the wide-ranging field of Asian art.
For Fabio Rossi, the new partnership with Giovanni Martino is a natural evolution of the gallery and of his own trajectory in the art world. He explained: “My personal interests, inspired by my family and my mentors, have always been wider than my professional ones. This is an opportunity to develop exciting projects in an area–Post-War and Contemporary Western art with a particular focus on Italian artists–that I am already familiar with. Having Giovanni on board will bring incredible value as he has extensive knowledge in this area and invaluable contacts with artists and collectors.”
Giovanni Martino is a second-generation dealer based between Lugano and Milan, who is following in the footsteps of his late father, one of the most respected and successful private dealers of his generation. He commented, “I am thrilled with this opportunity to bring to the attention of a new audience Western artists for whom I have tremendous interest and passion. Working with Fabio and the team at Rossi & Rossi is a privilege as they have already established themselves in Hong Kong as one of the leading galleries with a diverse programme. I am confident that together we will be able to develop unique projects and inspire collectors in the region.”