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Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. Damien Simonelli, Director of Opera Gallery Monaco, discusses the future of art. How is Covid-19 impacting the art world and how is contemporary art changing in the Covid-19 era? The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all activity sectors and the art world hasn’t been spared. With bans on mass gathering, galleries, museums…

Art Inside And Out

Art Inside And Out


Badr El Jundi sets the international stage for contemporary art and cultural tourism with Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort in Marbella. Driven by his passion for art, Badr El Jundi opened his eponymous gallery inside the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace creating a unique project. In addition to the conventional space, he is developing a new concept of presenting artworks in different…

March Chagall

History In The Making


Article first published in Forbes Monaco June/July 2020 issue. Opera Gallery Monaco reopens with a Modern and Contemporary Art exhibit, a narration of the greatest names from the past to the present. The year 2020 has given us much to ponder. As we (hopefully) near the end of these uncertain times, now more than ever, it is important to draw strength and inspiration from the pillars of our…

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A letter written by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, two of the 19th century’s greatest post-impressionist artists, about their visit to a brothel, sold at a Paris auction to the tune of about $236,000 and will be put on display in…


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Pierre Soulages

The Noir-Lumière Of Pierre Soulages At Opera Gallery

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Banksy Painting Stolen From Paris’ Bataclan Concert Hall Found In Italy

Police in Italy recovered a stolen mural painted by elusive street artist Banksy on the doors of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris—believed to be the artist’s tribute to the victims of the 2015 massacre—in a small Italian…


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Monaco Filmmaker Announces Distribution Deal At Berlinale

Beyond the Raging Sea, the documentary written and directed by Marco Antonio Orsini, president of the Monaco-based not-for-profit International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), had its official market premiere today at the Berlin…


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David Kim Whittaker presents his first solo exhibit in the Principality. Since its inception in 1994, Opera Gallery has strived to offer museums, foundations and private international art collectors unique access to a diversity of Modern and…


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Natalia Cola

From Monaco To Mayfair

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The Visual Perception Of Curved Lines

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Opera Takes The Stage For 140th Anniversary

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Manolo Valdés An Outstanding Artist Now At Opera Gallery Monaco

THERE IS AN APPARENT simplicity to the works of Manolo Valdés. Yet it is only a master draftsman who can capture such elegance so effortlessly and produce an art teeming with intricate richness of meaning, if one just scratches the surface.…


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Mastering European Art In Monaco

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Dubuffet, Hartung, Soulages exhibit at Opera Gallery FROM FEBRUARY 22 TO MARCH 15, Opera Gallery welcomes three “giant” European masters of post-war contemporary art, who each in their own way explored different aspects of creations…


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Opera Gallery marks 10 years in Monaco

Down to a Fine Art

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