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Galleria del Leone opened in 1993 in Venice, Italy by a French talent scout Pierre Higonnet.

Constantly searching for the most elegant, tasteful affordable art in Continental Europe, Galleria del Leone offers an inventory of over 1500 works by over 40 different living artists carefully selected.

Located on the Giudecca Island in the heart of historic Venice. The gallery is composed of a 75 square meter exhibition hall, an intimate sculpture garden and a large terrace overwiewing the whole city.

We have over 800 different black and white etchings and engravings in stock. Prints that we handle are exclusively made by their author (no phoney litho....) in traditionnal techniques (etching, soft and hardground, burin, mezzotint) on copper or zinc plates. Prints are all hand pulled on manual press either by the printmaker himself or by a professional printer under the artist supervision.
We do no handle commercial prints and (or) editions of more than a hundred copies.
Price range from 75 up to 1000 euros.

The Galleria del Leone has also on display works on paper ( watercolors, drawings, mix media) as well as some paintings and bronze sculptures some of which the gallery is the editor (Nicolas Alquin's Aperçus).

Every item we have is not (yet) online, so please do contact us for a specific request.

In 12 years, Galleria del Leone has organised over 50 exhibitions and has participated in some of the world's most reputable fairs such as: Works on Paper New York, Art Paris, Chicago Art Fair, Paris Saga, Art on Paper Fair, London, Bologna Art Fair, Paris Print Fair, Salon de Mars, Geneva, Imprimatur, Milano...

The Galleria del Leone has also published more than 20 catalogues about gallery artists.