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The Maramotti Family, which owns the Italian fashion company Max Mara, has been collecting contemporary art since the 1960s, when Achille Maramotti bought an Alberto Burri painting. Their collection can be seen in Reggio Emilia, Italy, at the Collezione Maramotti. There, important works by artists belonging to myriad movements—art informel, arte povera, transavanguardia, Neo-Expressionism, and New Geometry—are on view to the public. The family considers it important that their collection be thought of as a whole. They prefer not to discuss independent works.

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Maramotti Family

Location:
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Source of wealth:
Fashion

Collecting area:
Art informel; Arte Povera; transavanguardia; neo-Expressionism; New Geometry; conceptual art; contemporary art

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Fun fact:

Nicola Maramotti funds the MaxMara Art Prize for Women, which is given biannually to an artist selected by the Whitechapel Gallery.