Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Art Newspaper Identifies Getty Drawing Seller

Paul Jeromack, writing in The Art Newspaper, has tentatively identified the British collector who sold the Getty Museum its group of 16 drawings and a Watteau painting. According to "sources in the field," he's Luca Padulli, 62-year-old co-founder of a hedge fund known as Camomille Associates.

The Camomille Associates website says the firm has been "delivering compelling risk-adjusted returns since 1994." Padulli has been collecting the past 17 years, buying through London dealer Jean-Luc Baroni.

(Shown, two more of the works sold to the Getty: Domenico Beccafumi's Head of a Youth, c. 1530, and Degas' Two Studies of Dancers, c. 1873.)

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