Italy in Hollywood 24 may 2018 10 March 2019 Florence Palazzo Spini Feroni Piazza Santa Trinità,5r Florence Hollywoods rich history was founded by Italian talent. The exhibition Italy in Hollywood showcases the presence and importance of Italian immigrants in the development of California in […]
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF CHRISTIE’S ITALY
MILAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
THE BEST OF ITALIAN 20TH CENTURY ART
REALISING A SALE TOTAL OF € 14.7 MILLION
SETTING 6 NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORDS
The 6th consecutive Milan Modern and Contemporary art auction has achieved a strong total result of €14,693,500 / £12,809,793 / $18,162,635, selling 91% by lot and 97% by value. Six new auction records for Osvaldo Licini (lot 8), Leoncillo (lot 18), Antonio Donghi (lot 29), Piero Dorazio (lot 32), Fausto Pirandello (lot 43), and Claudio Parmiggiani (lot 56) were set.
A fine selection of figurative Italian art was very well received, as demonstrated by Umberto Boccioni’s Ritratto di giovane, dated 1905/06, which has fetched €379,500. All three private collections on offer have performed extremely well: the Sergio Tomasinelli collection (lots 6-9) from Turin sold for €1,536,250 and was highlighted by Salvatore Scarpitta’s Ammiraglio painted in 1958 which realised for EUR 1,015,000. Two of the top ten lots of the auction, were consigned from an important Milanese private collection (lots 20-23), led a 1966 Lucio Fontana’s Concetto Spaziale which sold for EUR 991,500, while a private collection from Vincenza (lots 30 and 36) also achieved strong results.
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Venice Carnevale 2018 Most people would associate Carnival with two cities Rio de Janeiroo and Venice. Venetian carnival is a sophisticated, mysterious and elegant affair. Where porcelain masks, extravagant gowns and exotic feathers collide. It is believed that Carnivale began in response to the […]
Mille Miglia One thousand Miles of driving bliss
by Sebastian Marc
On your marks, get set, go! May marks the commencement of one of the worlds most exclusive open air races the renowned Mille Miglia
Imagine driving down winding roads , deep in the Italian hinterlands, bathed in sunshine in a 300 SL. This is the Mille Miglia the ultimate open road endurance race for true driving purists. Today’s 1,000 mile race was originally 1000 Roman miles roughly a 1500km figure eight course. The first race commenced in 1927 with an all Italian line up. Over the course of the years the race evolved with Mercedes, Porsche and BMW challenging the Italian marques. The epic route from Rome to Brescia sets the tone for this mesmerizing and one of a kind race. After a small hiatus the Mille Miglia came roaring back to life in the late seventies and car enthusiasts and racers alike had the pleasure to welcome back Italian and German thoroughbred’s race on Italian roads.
Mille Miglia happens to be one of the most challenging and demanding rallies as it happens to be the ultimate test of skill for the gentleman or woman driver. Many great drivers have graced this magnificent event such as the late Stirling Moss who’s stunning Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 guaranteed him triumph in the 1955 race. However, many other great drivers faced a less fortunate fate. IN 2017 you are more likely to bump into Adrien Brody or David Gandy but the Mile Miglia remains to be quintessential to its roots. Entry is strictly restricted to automobiles that were one registered or took part in the original races and subsequently no car can be newer than 1957.
The Mille Miglia has become a testament to its time and a beacon of sophistication and classic car nirvana. The Mille Miglia is about prestige and a beautiful reminder of classic open air racing.