Manfredi Della Gherardesca is never sure if he’s depressed or inspired by how drastically the art market has changed in the last decade. ‘You collect art, you are. You don’t collect art, nobody knows who you are,’ he says. As the HNW population has grown, the market has become ‘like a huge maze where it’s hard to find the exit’. That makes knowledge more important than ever. ‘The old saying is that success in business is dictated by whom you know. I think it would be nice if it was also dictated by what you know,’ says Della Gherardesca. He has a Master’s degree in Caravaggio and 17th Century Italian art, and his true lifelong passions are Old Master Paintings and European Decorative Arts. His latest venture is MDG Interiors.
Manfredi Della Gherardesca