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A Portrait of My Soul

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A Portrait of My Soul

For over two decades Vittorio Gaddi has been focusing on collecting international contemporary art as well as supporting emerging art and artists.

What began with the purchase of a sculpture by Italian artist Gió Pomodoro has now turned into a collection made up of around 350 works, featuring artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Carsten Höller, Danh Vo and Thomas Ruff. Focusing more on the artists’ contemporaneity than on the specific styles or genre, the Tuscan collector has built up one of Italy’s leading collections in contemporary practice. Here, we exhibit a small selection from the ever-growing collection of the Collezione Nunzia e Vittorio Gaddi.

DANH VO, Pepsi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
DANH VO, Pepsi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
OLAFUR ELIASSON, Meteor Shower Bike. 
Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
OLAFUR ELIASSON, Meteor Shower Bike. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi

My mother was an amatorial painter and she always showed me pictures of artworks by the great Masters of the past. This is how I was introduced to art. The passion for Contemporary Art started during a visit to the Venice Biennale in 1982. I started collecting art in the 1990s.

Vittorio Gaddi
PETRIT HALILAJ, Can we do something together, just this and then free forever (green); ROMAN ONDÁK, Camouflaged Building. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
PETRIT HALILAJ, Can we do something together, just this and then free forever (green); ROMAN ONDÁK, Camouflaged Building. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
IAN MONROE, Untitled; PAE White, Mokau; JORGE PARDO, Untitled. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
IAN MONROE, Untitled; PAE White, Mokau; JORGE PARDO, Untitled. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
ELIZABETH PEYTON, Prince Harry - September 1998. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ELIZABETH PEYTON, Prince Harry - September 1998. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
THOMAS RUFF, Substrat 26 III. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
THOMAS RUFF, Substrat 26 III. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
SARAH MORRIS, Capital Grille. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
SARAH MORRIS, Capital Grille. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ROB PRUITT, Esprit des Corps, Painter; SUE WILLIAMS, Blue One; DOROTHY IANNONE, Think you there was…; ANSELM REYLE, Untitled; Installation View at Collezione Gaddi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
ROB PRUITT, Esprit des Corps, Painter; SUE WILLIAMS, Blue One; DOROTHY IANNONE, Think you there was…; ANSELM REYLE, Untitled; Installation View at Collezione Gaddi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
ISA GENZKEN, Tor. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ISA GENZKEN, Tor. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
RASHID JOHNSON, History all over again. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
RASHID JOHNSON, History all over again. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
UGO RONDINONE, No.88 VIERTERJANUARNEUNZEHN HUNDERTSIEBENUNDNEUNZIG. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
UGO RONDINONE, No.88 VIERTERJANUARNEUNZEHN HUNDERTSIEBENUNDNEUNZIG. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
WADE GUYTON, Untitled. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
WADE GUYTON, Untitled. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ESTHER KLÄS, 0/3; BANI ABIDI, Untitled. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
ESTHER KLÄS, 0/3; BANI ABIDI, Untitled. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
FRANZ WEST, Sitzwurst.
Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
FRANZ WEST, Sitzwurst. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT, Womb. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT, Womb. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
OLAFUR ELIASSON, White Doughnut. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
OLAFUR ELIASSON, White Doughnut. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
HERNAN BASS, A Visit. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
HERNAN BASS, A Visit. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ANGECHI MUTU, Epiglotus IV- Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ANGECHI MUTU, Epiglotus IV- Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
FRANZ ACKERMANN, Untitled. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
FRANZ ACKERMANN, Untitled. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
TOBIAS REHBERGER, Studio Window III; GERLWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, Untitled; RONI HORN, Clown and Clown; HERBERT HINTEREGGER, Unitled; Installation View at Collezione Gaddi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
TOBIAS REHBERGER, Studio Window III; GERLWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, Untitled; RONI HORN, Clown and Clown; HERBERT HINTEREGGER, Unitled; Installation View at Collezione Gaddi. Courtesy the artists and Collezione Gaddi
ANDRO WEKUA, Circle Smile. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
ANDRO WEKUA, Circle Smile. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
CARSTEN HÖLLER, Transparent Sphere. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
CARSTEN HÖLLER, Transparent Sphere. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
OSCAR MURILLO, Tower Burger with a Side. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
OSCAR MURILLO, Tower Burger with a Side. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
NEDKO SOLAKOV, The three of them. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi
NEDKO SOLAKOV, The three of them. Courtesy the artist and Collezione Gaddi