The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 25, 2019

Peter Marino's Private Collection of Bronzes to Go on Show at The Wallace Collection
Bronze perhaps by Bandinelli, "Samson and a Philistine", c. 16th century Bronze. Courtesy: Peter Marino Collection and the Wallace Collection.

LONDON.- Peter Marino’s exceptional private collection of bronze sculptures will go on show to the public for the first time at London’s Wallace Collection, 29 April – 25 July 2010.

Marino is one of the world’s leading architects. Andy Warhol and Yves St Laurent were amongst his first clients, when he founded his architectural practice in 1978, with initial commissions including the design of Warhol’s seminal Factory space and renovation of his New York townhouse. Friendship with Warhol furthered Marino’s interest in art collecting, a passion he has been able to develop both whilst sourcing artworks for domestic and corporate clients and through his work for international museums. Marino’s museum commissions have included designing the installation for the Sèvres Exhibition at the American Craft Museum and, to be unveiled in 2010, the Lalanne sculpture exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Meissen Animal and Royal Porcelain Galleries at the Zwinger Palace in Dresden.

A self-confessed ‘obsessive’, Marino’s collection now ranges from important French porcelain to contemporary painting and, over the last twenty years, he has acquired the thirty French and Italian sculptures dating from 1550 to 1750 that will go on show at the Wallace Collection.

The fascination for bronzes, which Marino describes as the most ‘challenging’ part of his collection, is reflected in works that show the gamut of human experience, from Samson and the Philistine, attributed to Baccio Bandinelli, to Antonio Montauti's seductive Diana. Highlights of the exhibition include: the French sculptor Corneille van Clève’s masterpiece Bacchus and Ariadne; two magnificent figurative groups by the Florentine sculptor Giovanni Battista Foggini, Apollo and Marsyas and David and Goliath; Ferdinando Tacca’s Hercules and Iole; Robert Le Lorrain’s Andromeda; and a pair of superb High Baroque vases, decorated with scenes from Roman history. A small number of loans from British collections will complement and enhance the display.

One of the classic materials of sculpture, bronze has long been sought after as a medium by both artists and collectors, because of its power to create, out of molten metal, the most complex and satisfying sculptural forms. Dark and lustrous, almost magical in its mysterious qualities, bronze sculpture can be used to express the most vivid emotions and experiences. Just as Marino’s work redefines luxury for contemporary times, these bronze sculptures, sometimes under-appreciated today, represented exquisite luxury objects to the Renaissance and Baroque collector. As well as marvelling at the beauty and flamboyant artistry, visitors will be entranced by their journey through mythological stories and historical events.

Jeremy Warren, Collections and Academic Director of the Wallace Collection and Beauty and Power’s curator said: “We are immensely grateful to Peter Marino for his generous loan of this marvellous group of bronzes which just breathe passion and style and which complement, in so many ways, our own collections of sculpture at the Wallace Collection.”

Wallace Collection | Peter Marino | Bronze Sculptures |

Today's News

January 19, 2010

At Age 86, Antoni Tapies Exhibits Seventeen Recent Works at Toni Tapies Gallery

Iran May Cut British Museum Ties in Row Over Ancient Persian Treasure

Portrait Shows Morbid Edgar Allan Poe in More Flattering Terms

Vancouver Art Gallery Takes to the Streets with Three Major Installations

Excellent Visitor Figures, Strong Sales and Positive Feedback at London Art Fair

Ben Talbert's Paintings and Drawings from the 60's at Robert Berman Gallery

Edinburgh College of Art Reveals Mystery Behind Cast of an Unknown Criminal

Somerset House Organizes First Contemporary Graphic Art Fair in the UK

Vietnam Entrepreneurs Aim to Carve World's Biggest Jade Buddha

Taiwanese Man Makes a Sculpture Smaller than a Grain of Rice

Portraits of Famed Authors Featured in Exhibit at Princeton University's Firestone Library

Exhibition at The Frick Art Museum Showcases Government Art Program

University of Richmond Museums Opens Two New Exhibitions

Camden Arts Centre Commissions Three New Projects for London's King's Cross

Twelve International Artists Explore Conflict at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

Watercolor Collages by Bryan Collier Tell the Story at the Joslyn Art Museum

Peter Marino's Private Collection of Bronzes to Go on Show at The Wallace Collection

Animism Brings Together Contemporary and Historical Works in Antwerp

First-Ever Retrospective of Charles M. Russell Concludes U.S. Tour in Houston

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Apple releases Spring 2019 iPhone cases and watch bands with 'Delft Blue' color in the lead

2.- Star Trek: Year Five #1 original cover art by Greg Hildebrandt Surfaces at Heritage Auctions

3.- Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York's Met museum

4.- Historic jewels and exceptional gemstones highlight Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

5.- French museum renames masterpieces after black subjects

6.- Heathrow Terminal 5 exhibits skeleton of new species of dinosaur

7.- Missing Rubens sketch goes for $1.4 mn at auction

8.- The Museo del Prado opens 'Giacometti in the Museo del Prado'

9.- Inrap archaeologists discover an Etruscan tomb in a hypogeum in Aleria

10.- Picasso in Ivory Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

Related Stories

The Wallace Collection Announces Plans for Newly-Refurbished Dutch Galleries

Wallace Collection Presents French Drawings from Poussin to Seurat

Dame Rosalind Savill to Retire as Director of the Wallace Collection

British Artist Damien Hirst Presents New Paintings at the Wallace Collection

Damien Hirst Returns to Painting in Exhibition of new Work at London's Historic Wallace Collection

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful