'The criteria guiding my choices have always been perfect quality, aesthetic appeal and authenticity. I believe that the evocative nature of a work of art lies in the simultaneous perception of its timeless aesthetic value and the circumstances in which it was created, which help us appreciate its origins. Its beauty then assumes its true emotional dimension.'
– Adriano Ribolzi
These are the words used by the renowned antiques-dealer Adriano Ribolzi to explain the thinking behind his acquisitions. Mr Ribolzi, based in Monaco since 1974, is a highly cultivated man with an in-depth knowledge of the art market. Throughout his career he has rigorously selected works imbued with the characteristics sought by the world's most demanding connoisseurs.