Founded in 1911 as an antique dealer, Artur Ramon Art is one of the oldest art galleries in Barcelona. At the end of 2017, it leaves its historic headquarters in Carrer de la Palla and presents a renewed project in Carrer de Bailèn, 19, in the Dreta de l’Eixample district. The fourth generation of antique dealers, formed by Artur and Mónica Ramon Navarro, with the support of Artur Ramon Picas, begins a new phase of the art gallery, redesigning its organization and adapting it to the challenge of the new times.
Based on a history more than a hundred years, and with the experience of almost 300 exhibitions that endorse it in the art world, Artur Ramon Art leads the sector of antiques and art galleries in Barcelona. Its challenge is to present its antiquities from a contemporary perspective. Painting and drawing, from the ancient to the contemporary, are the main fields in which Artur Ramon works, without renouncing the decorative arts. Various disciplines define them as experts in ancient art: sculpture, ceramics, engraving, furniture, glass and silver.
The gallery consists of two different areas that complement each other: the Art Space and the Private Art Gallery.
With access to the street, the Art Space is the laboratory-gallery where the exhibitions take place, a recovered industrial warehouse where experiments and researches are conducted. Contemporary artists explore ancient art in search of a new way to explain the profession of antiquary. Analogies, interventions, dialogues, conferences and presentations linked to current art and culture dynamically complement the usual activity of the art gallery in Barcelona.
The Private Art Gallery, located on the first floor, is a space for the management of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and high quality furniture, and is designed to stimulate public and private art collecting. It has been conceived as a center for management and advice on artworks, a research space with a library of more than 6,000 volumes dedicated to all disciplines. Eventually, the most outstanding works of the gallery’s collection and the latest acquisitions are also exhibited.
Center for study and management of art
Specialization and internationalization are the two axes of this new art gallery in Barcelona. The search for unpublished pieces and the recovery of lost identities through the best specialists in each subject, whose research is published in catalogues. Artur Ramon Art is also a center for the study and management of museum quality works of art. The gallery offers advice to collectors for the appraisal of artworks.
Artur Ramon Art has a regular presence in the main fairs of the world dedicated to antiques, drawing and ancient and modern painting. The gallery takes part in TEFAF Maastricht and the Salon du Dessin in Paris, and also exhibits at other international fairs, including Fine Arts Paris, Master Drawings in New York and London Art Week.