ART GALLERYGalerie Adriano Ribolzi

Family business founded in Lugano (Switzerland) in 1920, Adriano Ribolzi opened his Gallery in Monaco in 1974, becoming the first foreign antique dealer to settle in the Principality; he was specialized in French and continental furniture of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, old paintings, sculptures and works of art.
In 1975, at the origin of the famous Biennale des Antiquaires of Monaco, he participated until 2005 and for 18 years at the famous fair of Maastricht (TEFAAF).
In 2009, at the occasion of his 35 years of presence in Monaco, he inaugurates, in the presence of the princely family, a new section of modern art in the two spaces of his gallery.
This year, The Gallery Ribolzi celebrates its 100th anniversary and opens its walls even more to the new modern and contemporary artistic talents. She organizes several varied annual exhibitions where she always favors the quality of the exhibited works.

Galerie Adriano Ribolzi
3 Avenue de l’Hermitage
98000 Monaco

tel. +377 97970377


The forest of Pablo Atchugarry is filled with mythologies, sylvester motifs and starry constellations. These sculptures in century-old olive trees tell tales and myths that from Antiquity reach us directly inspired from Book I of Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

Pablo Atchugarry, the giant of contemporary sculpture, retrieves here primordial materials. For a moment, he sets marble aside in order to consider wood, a simple material that simultaneously conveys strength and weakness, particularly after recent events like the frightful fires that have ravaged the Amazon forest.

Gallerist Adriano Ribolzi asked Pablo Atchugarry to give life to these metamorphoses from olive wood, a sacred tree, important for the nourishment it provides and striking in its structure. The challenge is not to sculpt but to guess, to follow nature in its most spontaneous expressions and, at the same time, to guide it towards a shape, a story, that is that of the magic of Art.