IN ART WE TRUST
BY THE SIDE OF ART
We are an art company. We are not a gallery nor are we a museum. Or maybe we are both, simultaneously. To define us is not easy and, if we could, we would prefer not to. To define is caging, entering into an enclosure. We live art, with art and for art, and art can’t and shouldn’t be forced into closed definitions. It needs open spaces to move in total freedom.
Art is the center to which all our work turns around.
It is the beating heart that fuels our ideas, our activities, our projects, current and future.
A work of art, even the most valuable one, can’t be defined as such, if no one can fully admire it and enjoy its beauty. To fulfill its function, which is to transmit emotions and convey messages, it is necessary that on the other side of the canvas there be eyes and hearts able to catch and understand them.
Our art collection, which includes thousands of pieces of great modern and contemporary artists and antiques, is a treasure that we decided to enhance and share. Our mission is to bring it to the knowledge of the widest audience possible.
A goal that we pursue with passion and enthusiasm, not only through trade, sale or rental of paintings and sculptures, but trying to make our collection a source to draw a series of activities: the organization of monographic and thematic exhibitions with the artists in the collection, the publication of art catalogues, the proposal of educational workshops for children, the rental of the exhibition spaces for private events, the collaboration and the loan of artworks to museums, foundations and associations.
Werefkin, Fontana, Segantini, Giacometti, Tinguely, Picasso, Mirò. These are just some of the big names included on Artrust collection. More than 2,000 works, among paintings and sculptures, compose a large and varied collection of modern and contemporary art, which covers a time span ranging from the late ‘800 to the present days.
Among the more than 300 painters and sculptors present, a particular preference is reserved to artists from Switzerland or those who have their lives intertwined with the history of our country.
ANTIQUES, WATCHES, WINE TASTERS
Not only art: our passion is also extended to antiques. The collection includes a wide selection of precious pieces of silverware, with particular attention to the Russian one, and watches from the best Swiss and European tradition. Moreover, we have one of the world’s most important collection of wine tasters, with over 4 thousand pieces dating from the fifteenth century, coming mainly from France, but also from the rest of Europe and the world.