Founded in Florence in 1981 by Roberto Casamonti, in the street that gave the gallery its name, Tornabuoni opened other exhibition spaces in Crans-Montana in 1993, Milan in 1995, Forte Dei Marmi in 2004, Paris in 2009 and London in 2015.
Specialising in Post-War Italian art, the gallery presents the work of artists such as Fontana, Burri, Castellani, Bonalumi, Boetti, Scheggi and Manzoni. Tornabuoni Art also has a permanent collection of significant works by major Italian artists of the Novecento, such as De Chirico, Morandi, Balla and Severini, as well as International 20th-century avant-garde masters, such as Picasso, Mirò, Kandinsky, Hartung, Poliakoff, Dubuffet, Lam, Matta, Christo, Wesselmann, Warhol and Basquiat. Complementing its focus on Italian art, the Tornabuoni Art collection also features the work of young contemporary artists such as the Italian artist Francesca Pasquali and the Italy-based Armenian artist Mikayel Ohanjanyan, who, along with the Armenian pavilion, won the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
Tornabuoni Art participates in major international art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong, FIAC in Paris, TEFAF in Maastricht and New York, Miart in Milan, Frieze Masters in London, Artgeneve in Geneva and Artmonte-carlo in Monaco.
The gallery also works closely with museums, artists’ estates and institutions, most recently with the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice on the exhibition ‘Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum’ during the Venice Biennale 2017 and will co-organise a major exhibition of Burri with the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, scheduled to open at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice in May 2019, to coincide with the Venice Biennale. With its experience and knowledge of the work of the artists it represents, the gallery has also established itself as an advisor for both private and public collections.