Valentino Talks About His Art Collection

Valentino owns a London house; a New York apartment near the Frick Collection; a 16th-century château outside Paris; a Roman palazzo; and Chalet Gifferhorn in Gstaad as well as a 152ft yacht.

In order to decorate these palatial houses, he and Giammetti have built up a substantial art collection with works by Miró, Balthus, Basquiat, De Kooning, Botero, Warhol, Twombly, Rothko, Hirst, Fontana...

“First I became a collector of houses, then an art collector,” says Valentino.

Over the past decade many of his collections have shown the influence of modern and contemporary art..

“If I was inspired by great artists, it is because I own works by them. I used to draw at night, with my mind full of what I had been contemplating during the day”  [read more... theartnewspaper]

Above Regia Marinho's painting.
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