SUMMER 2019 EXHIBITING GALLERIES
GALLERIES/Galleria del Laocoonte and Galleria W. Apolloni
Leoncillo Leonardi (1915 - 1968)
Due Tagli, 1967
Pastel on torn paper applied to cardboard
58 x 38cm
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Founded in 1926, Galleria W. Apolloni has been in business for three generations and has sold many masterpieces to museums in Italy and abroad, such as the Coaci inkstand to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Pétiet family portraits by Andrea Appiani to the Villa Reale in Milan.
In 2012, together with his wife Monica Cardarelli, he founded Galleria del Laocoonte, which has specialised in presenting the works of twentieth century Italian artists including Sironi, Savinio, Severini, Balla and many others with exhibitions at their gallery in Rome, fairs across Europe and even in public museums.
Exhibition: Leoncillo - Drawings & Sculptures
The highlight of this year's London Art Week exhibition at the Laocoon Gallery is a collection of works by Leoncillo Leonardi – known for his work with ceramics and glazed terracotta. Leoncillo (1915 – 1968) has become more recognised in recent years, with his large abstract works from the later part of his career gaining interest on a global scale. The exhibitors are just as passionate about his early works though, Monica Cardarelli, director of Laocoon Gallery says, "… the rest of his [Leoncillo's] works, beginning in the thirties' with astounding figurative ceramic sculptures, have never been shown as they should. It is our belief that the unveiling of these pieces will be a revelation that will set him in his proper place as one of Europe's major sculptors."