Inauguration of new space

Richard Saltoun Gallery Rome: Bertina Lopes

London's Richard Saltoun Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a second space in Rome this March. The new gallery will be located at the city's heart on Via Margutta, one of the most famous Roman streets, just off Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. Home to Federico Fellini and featured in William Wyler's comedy "Roman Holiday", Via Margutta is also known as the "Via degli Artisti" since many leading artists including Picasso, Cy Twombly, Alberto Burri and Giulio Turcato had their studio on the street. The new space will provide Richard Saltoun Gallery with a European platform and the chance to further engage with the country's cultural institutions, collectors, and public audiences.


Richard Saltoun Gallery will inaugurate its programming in Rome with a special solo exhibition of works from the estate of Mozambican-Italian artist and activist Bertina LOPES (1924–2012) 9 March - 7 May 2022. Considered the mother of contemporary African painting, Lopes was one of the earliest pioneers to bridge the gap between African and European art. Her work has become a symbol of political activism and social criticism, and her story is unique in contemporary art and politics.

January 28, 2022