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    About Us: 54 years . . .

     

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      The Family
    • Though the family can be traced back even further, the Andipas were recognised in Venice in 1593 by the Doge gifting their coat of arms to the family who originated from the Greek island of Cephalonia. Their crest portrays the various pillars of the family: adventurers, artists, lawmakers and their fundamental belief in friendship and brothers-in-arms. Later, the family found itself in Palestine battling the Ottomans before finally returning to Greece in the early 1950’s. Several years later, during a fateful trip to London, the family entered the world of music and the arts. In 1967, Andipa Gallery was established in the very same townhouse it occupies today in Knightsbridge. 


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      2020 +
    • Andipa has reinvented itself over the decades and will once more soon announce its next exciting vision. Moving forwards exploring how art will be collected now and by future generations. 

       

      Watch this space...


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      2010 - 2020
    • Curating the first unauthorised museum exhibition of artworks by Banksy, the gallery grew its endeavours in curating academic shows whilst discovering new possibilities in Beijing, Moscow and Istanbul. 

       

      Adapting to the changing artworld, Andipa started to work more closely with private clients and collectors, advising and acquiring rare artworks by major institutional artists for their collections. The gallery's townhouse expanded to incorporate greater space for exhibitions, private viewings and to meet the need of its growing family of clients.


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      2000 - 2010

    • Andipa engaged with original Banksy paintings and artworks, cementing their position as a leading dealer, curator and advisor, becoming a major destination for Banksy collectors worldwide. Participating in major international art fairs, Andipa also incorporated Pop Art with particular emphasis on Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and Wesselman.

       

      Known for its client care, close working relationships and the ability to discreetly place and source important works, the Directors introduce bespoke Art Funds for private and institutional clients to marry the pleasures of collecting with the security of building a valuable collection. 


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      1990 - 2000

    • With the growing demand of art offered by the gallery, offices were estabalished in Chicago and New York to further assist global collectors. The curatorial expertise expanded with frequent exhibitions throughout the year in London and international locations of great artist luminaries from Rembrandt to Picasso.

       

      By the late 90's its contemporary art programme was in full swing with regular exhibitions of emerging artists from the UK and Europe. Partnerships were established with specialist dealers of Old Masters and important Ancient Art widening the focus of artworks offered to Andipa's private clients.


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      1980 - 1990

       

       

    • The expansion of the art market in the 1980's led Andipa to exploring art history with contemporary art giving the opportunity to young artists to exhibit their paintings and sculptures alongside Andipa's museum-quality collection of early works from Greece, Russia and North Africa. 

       

      Experimenting further with its academic series of lectures, high-tech light and sound shows merged with relics to national and international acclaim. Building relationships with its collectors played a large role in the gallery's activities with regular musical and operatic evenings in addition to poetry and theatre nights. 


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      1970 - 1980
    • Developing an interest in curating, the gallery expanded its exhibition programme to include cathedrals, institutions and museums, working closely with academics and authors.

       

      This established Andipa as a leading source of important Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art amongst international collectors. Through their lectures and curating of exhibitions the reputation of the gallery grew as did its position within the world of art.

       

       


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      1967 - 70
    • Andipa Gallery was founded in 1967 by religious art specialist Maria Andipa and has been based from the same Knightsbridge townhouse ever since. Originally specialising in early Byzantine objects and religious Icons, the gallery became a popular location for both historic collectors and the wider public. Her love of Icons started at an early age in her birthplace of Jerusalem when she would cheekily pick apples from the local nunnery whilst watching the Sisters paint icons in their gardens.