Founded in 1911 as an antique dealer, Artur Ramon Art is one of the oldest art galleries in Barcelona. 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 challenge of the fourth generation of antique dealers, formed by Artur and Mónica Ramon Navarro, with the support of Artur Ramon Picas, is to present its antiquities from a contemporary perspective.
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 a recovered industrial warehouse where the exhibitions take place. In collaboration with contemporary artists and curators, we 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 centre 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.
Centre for study and management of art
Specialization and internationalization are the two axes of Artur Ramon Art. The search for unpublished pieces and the recovery of lost identities through the best specialists in each subject, whose research is published in catalogues. This art gallery is also a centre 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 Master Drawings in New York and Gabinete Art Fair in Madrid.