Edmondo di Robilant established the Dover Street Gallery in 1989, having previously been a Director of P&D Colnaghi. He has been dealing in Old Master and Nineteenth Century paintings for over twenty years, specializing in the Italian and French schools. Marco Voena, based at his Milan premises for over ten years, deals in fine art ranging from Old Masters to Classic Modernism and Contemporary Art. Their new London gallery at 38 Dover Street opened in January 2005.
They have been partners for the past twelve years, and have presented a number of exhibitions together, amongst which – “Bologna and Ferrara: Two Centuries of Emilian Painting”, New York 1999, “Fine Old Master and Nineteenth Century Paintings”, New York 2003, the 2004 “Viaggio in Italia – Italian vedute from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries” and the 2005 “The International Caravaggesque Movement – Dutch, French and Flemish Caravaggesque Paintings from the Koelliker Collection”. In 2005 they presented Julian Schnabel's first London show for over 6 years, and in 2006 organized the first ever monographic exhibition of works by Italian view painter Antonio Joli. 2007 saw the second installment of "Dutch, French and Flemish Caravaggesque Paintings from the Koelliker Collection" and in 2008 exhibitions featured Julian Schnabel's series "Christ's Last Day", David LaChapelle's "Jesus is my Homeboy" and the critically acclaimed "Gaspar Van Wittel - Italian Views from the early 1700s". David LaChapelle returned in 2010 to stage the critically acclaimed exhibition 'The Rape of Africa' which brought unprecedented public and press attention to the gallery.
ROBILANT+VOENA exhibit regularly at the major international art fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, Palm Beach, the Paris Biennale, MINT Milano, Florence Biennale and Roma Contemporary.
Over the years, they have worked with a number of important institutional clients which have purchased works of fine art from the gallery, including Tate Britain, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Galleria Sabauda, Torino, Galleria Nazionale, Parma and the Museum of Fine Arts, Nantes.
ROBILANT + VOENA offer their clients over forty years experience on the international art market, considerable scholarly expertise and a fully comprehensive service helping both private and institutional clients build and develop their art collections.