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The inauguration of the exhibition, “Florilegio Fiorentino”, was on September 25 at the Pieve di San Pietro in Bossolo in Tavarnelle.
The free exhibition will be open until November 6, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM until 12:30 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM. The exhibition, promoted by the “Amici del Museo” of Tavarnelle and curated by Piero Bianchini and Pietro Bittau, is based on 42 works of paintings and sculptures by important Tuscan artists, chosen from the private collection of Mauro Pagliai, Florentine businessman who founded the publishing house, Polistampa in 1965.
The company is still important in the Italian editorial panorama and belongs to the Niccolini theatre, the oldest theatre in Florence, which re-opened its doors this year.
“His passion for art”, writes Antonio Natali, “together with his intellectual curiosity and farreaching view, has allowed Mauro to combine his craft as an entrepreneur with the desires of the collector. Over time, he has created a rich collection, where the unifying denominator is his own taste. In this era of conformity, this is a wonderful accomplishment”.
Le opere esposte sono di Anna Maria Bartolini, Carlo Bertocci, Adriano Bimbi, Alain Bonnefoit, Antonio Bueno, Fabio Calvetti, Elisabeth Chaplin, Amalia Ciardi Duprè, Elio De Luca, Roberto Dragoni, Mario Fallani, Enzo Faraoni, Giuliano Ghelli, Marcello Guasti, Lucy Jochamowitz, Silvio Loffredo, Giovanni Maranghi, Sergio Nardoni, Francesco Nesi, Piero Nincheri, Roberto Panichi, Agnese Parronchi, Onofrio Pepe, Gabriele Perugini, Ernesto Piccolo, Antonio Possenti, Filippo Rossi, Elena Salvaneschi, Marcello Scuffi, Paolo Staccioli, Giampaolo Talani, Piero Vignozzi.
The catalogue is edited by Polistampa.