Renovation Begins for Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art , the London home of major works of Italian Futurism and Modernism, closes 31 July for architectural repairs and an updating of its gardens and entrance area.

Renovation Begins for Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, the London home of major works of Italian Futurism and Modernism, closes 31 July for architectural repairs and an updating of its gardens and entrance area.

The gallery, ensconced in Northumberland Lodge, a Georgian-style manor previously the home and office of the architect Sir Basil Spence, was opened in 1998 to house the collection of Eric (1913–93) and Salome Dessau Estorick (1920–1989). The collection features a number of works from Futurism’s  pioneering period, including paintings by Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, and Luigi Russolo as well as canvases by Amedeo Modigliani and Giorgio de Chirico and a wax-and-plaster experimental sculpture from 1893 by Medardo Rosso. The gallery is expected to reopen in January 2017.


Further Reading:

Roberta Cremoncini, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. Rome: Gangemi Editore, 2011.

Vivien Greene et. al., Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe. New York: Guggenheim Museum Exhibition Catalogues, 2014.

Tabitha Barber and Charles Godfrey-Faussett, Blue Guide Museums and Galleries of London. London: London: Blue Guides Limited of London, 2005.

Posted by Jean Marie Carey


Umberto Boccioni, El ídolo moderno (Modern Idol), 1911. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London.

Carlo Carrà, Uscita da teatro (Leaving the Theatre), 1909. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London.

Luigi Russolo, La musica (Music), 1911. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London.

Amedeo Modigliani, Dr François Brabander, 1918. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London.

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