The Panza Collection

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza Varese


“I consider Villa Panza to be a place that represents the heart of European culture and at the same time, thanks to the Panza collection, the full expression of the union between Europe and America.” – Wim Wenders

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2021.

ISBN: 9788857245270 Category:


Ten years after the death of the well-known art collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo and twenty years since his collection at Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza was opened to the public, the book describing the collection, conceived and created by Panza himself, is being reissued: over 150 works by American artists, inspired by the themes of light and colour, living in harmony in the age-old spaces of the Villa, with the Renaissance furnishings and the fine collections of African and pre-Columbian art. Panza’s book – also published by Skira – is now re-issued in a slipcase together with a second volume that describes the evolution of the Villa and the Collection from 2002 to 2020: the new displays, new acquisitions and most important exhibitions of the last twenty years that took place under the expert management of Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the Italian National Trust). It features site-specific installations by Robert Irwin, James Turrell and Robert Wilson, the spectacular rooms of light by Dan Flavin and the moving tribute to Ground Zero by Wim Wenders. A large photographic section is devoted to the centuries-old Italian gardens embellished by environmental art installations.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 18 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 30 October 2021
Number of pages 316
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Marco Magnifico and Anna Bernardini
Dimensions 24 x 18 cm
Weight 300 g


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