Brafa 2023, 29 january – 5 february, Brussels expo

Apolloni has been in the art business for three generations and is one of Rome’s oldest and most illustrious antiques shops, selling many masterpieces to museums in Italy and abroad. After almost half a century the gallery has moved from Via del Babuino to the main ground floor rooms of the famous Palazzo Patrizi in Via Margutta 53b, Rome’s most artistic street. The building was constructed to house studios for artists and was where Picasso worked when in Rome in 1917. It is also where the British Academy was housed until 1937. The spacious rooms with their high ceilings and tall windows are ideal for displaying art, while the secret garden at the back, full of classical fragments and covered in ivy, unquestionably makes this one of the most beautiful galleries in Rome.

Founded : 1929


17th-19th century paintings, drawings, sculpture and works of art


A.A.I. Associazione Antiquari d’Italia


FIERA ANTIQUARIA CITTÀ DI MODENA, Frieze Masters – London, Biennale Internazionale di Antiquariato di Roma, FlashBack Torino, Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze, WopArt Lugano

Salon du dessin 2023, from March the 22nd to the 27th

Directed by Marco Fabio Apolloni, the gallery has existed for three generations. During its successful history, it has sold many masterpieces to museums in Italy and abroad.

In 2012, Marco Apolloni and his wife founded Galleria del Laocoonte, presenting works by 20th century Italian artists through exhibitions in their gallery in Rome, fairs in Europe and even in museums.

Seven years later, they opened the Laocoon Gallery in London, presenting not only the best examples of paintings and drawings by Italian Old Masters, sculptures, fine art and furniture, but also works by early 20th century Italian artists, many of whom are completely unknown to the international market. In 2019, they opened a new space in Rome (Gabinetto dei disegni, via Margutta 53B) dedicated to exhibitions of works on paper from old masters to 20th century artists.