Fabrizio Moretti founded a gallery at the age of 22.

Photo: David Levene

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1 How did you get your start?

It was a family business. My father Alfredo was a highly esteemed Italian art dealer so I grew up around art. In my teenage years I wanted to be a show jumper but then had a change of heart and at the age of only 22 founded Galleria Moretti in Florence.

2 Something you would love to get your hands on – a ‘holy grail’ in your area?

There is a beautiful Cima da Conegliano (1459-1517) painting in a private collection in the UK. I live in hope that one day it could be mine – although I never discuss my discoveries. They are secrets.

3 Something you secretly hope you’ll never sell?

I have a sculpture of myself by the Swiss artist Urs Fischer that I hope I will never part with.

4 What events do you have coming up?

Since 2014, I have been chairman of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze, the most important fair in the world for Italian art.

We are preparing for its 32nd edition, running from September 24-October 2 at the beautiful Palazzo Corsini on the banks of the Arno. I’m looking forward to that. And then we are again sharing a booth with Hauser & Wirth at Frieze Masters in London.


Interior views of Moretti Fine Art.

Photos: Thierry Bal.

5 Real ale or espresso martini?

Neither. A glass of red wine.

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