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Giuliana and Tommaso Setari collection


La maison rouge presents the collection of Giuliana and Tommaso Setari in 2012, an Italian couple who have made Paris their home. This ninth collection is a step off the beaten track in a journey which la maison rouge began in 2004, taking the public through a series of different attitudes towards and ways of collecting art. Far removed from global, speculative circles of contemporary art, the Setaris have built a collection whose powerful identity reflects their culture, with a majority of Italian artists, their personalities, and the friendships they have made. It is an “intimate”, one might even say “domestic” collection in that most of the works have been a part of their lives, taking up residence in the couple’s various homes. The Setaris can only conceive of their existence with the presence of art in their home, and in contact with artists, some of whom have become friends.

Co-edition La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert – Fage Editions
Authors: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Christian Frosi, Antoine de Galbert, Chiara Parisi, Diego Perrone, Nicola Setari, Tommaso Setari, Giuliana Setari Carusi, Daniel Soutif, Gérard Wajcman
Published in 2012
Bilingual edition (english/french)
16.0 x 22.0 cm
232 pages, 134 illustrations
ISBN: 9782849752821