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Domenico de Donno

Expert Art (classical) / Art (modern)

I believe online markets like Catawiki are the future for dealing in classical art and antiques.

Domenico de Donno
Domenico de Donno was inspired to be an antiques dealer by his father, who was a teacher of Italian literature and organised exhibitions for local painters. Because of this, Domenico dreamed of opening his own gallery. That’s why he started his studies to be an antiques dealer and during this time, he opened his own gallery for classical art and antiques. After 18 years, Domenico realised the future of antiques dealing is online, and his gallery was based on an old business model. That’s when he decided to apply his knowledge as an expert for Catawiki.
Through his work at the gallery, Domenico de Donno learned many ins and outs of the Italian art market. He especially recognised the huge differences in classical art: each region has its own unique style, further depending on the era it was created. That’s why he likes to compare his interpretations with other experts when appraising his lots. By contacting his vast network and visiting various art fares, Domenico hopes to further spread the word about Catawiki. He still thinks online trade is the way forward, opening up the market in revolutionary ways.
  • Two years course for Specialist of Antiques
  • Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage
  • Owned own gallery for 18 years
  • Great knowledge of the Italian market

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