Inspired by their shared passion, Giulia Cavagnis and Giovanni Lacerenza decided to establish a consultancy firm focused on rare and exceptional sculpture.
Both Giulia and Giovanni believe in the enduring power of sculpture. A uniquely challenging yet rewarding medium, Ancient and Old Master sculptures reveal their history upon their very surface – displaying the gradual impressions of time and touch. As viewers we respond and relate instinctively to the physicality of the three-dimensional, a feature which gives sculpture its lasting appeal.
Cavagnis Lacerenza’s approach combines the highest academic standards with a rigorous knowledge of the market. Thanks to their global outlook and strong international network, Giulia Cavagnis and Giovanni Lacerenza provide tailored advice to collectors of antiquities and fine art, helping them with the creation and management of their art collections.
Following a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature, Giulia achieved a Master’s degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute. She gained experience in the international art market working in a leading gallery in Madrid and as art advisor in Moscow. Giulia then joined Sotheby’s London, where she worked for five years as Specialist in the Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art department, successfully delivering auction sales twice a year. At Sotheby’s Giulia had the first-hand opportunity to handle objects and meticulously train her eye, as well as the chance to undertake valuations and appraisals of notable international art collections.
Giovanni studied in Milan and London, achieving a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and a Master's degree in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute. In London, Giovanni gained experience working in leading galleries and art advisories and then joined Brun Fine Art as Director of their gallery in Mayfair. With European Sculpture and Fine Works of Art at the core of the business, he developed in-depth knowledge and expertise in these areas. Giovanni organised a series of important exhibitions, coordinated the participation in leading art fairs, including TEFAF New York and Frieze Masters, and developed relations with international private collectors, assisting them in enriching their art collections.