Andrea Spadini (Rome 1912 - 1983)
Leda and the Swan (Portrait of Simonetta Fabiani Colonna), 1958
80 × 52 × 27 cm. (31.5 × 20.5 × 10.6 in.)
Laocoon Gallery combines the experience of renowned Roman galleries W. Apolloni and Galleria del Laocoonte, offering visitors a chance to view not only some of the best examples of Old Master paintings, drawings and sculptures, but also works by prominent 20th century Italian artists.
Founded in 1926, W. Apolloni has been in business for three generations and is now directed by Marco Fabio Apolloni, a writer, journalist and art historian trained at the Courtauld Institute in London. During its successful history the gallery has sold many masterpieces to museums in Italy and abroad. In 2012, he and wife Monica Cardarelli founded Galleria del Laocoonte, presenting works by 20th century Italian artists via exhibitions at their gallery in Rome, fairs across Europe and even in museums.
Ancient and Modern Classicism in Italy (open by appointment)