Fiamma Vigo’s Galleria Numero 

The gallerist

Artist, publicist, and gallerist Fiamma Vigo (Bahía Blanca, 1908 – Venice, 1981) thought of her gallery as a nonconformist place that exhibited and promoted innovative works.

She also wanted to enrich the souls of her visitors beyond the gallery’s walls.

 During her various exhibitions, she organized evening parties, discussions, and gatherings.

In 1951 she started exhibiting and promoting artists and works according to the ethical principles of the Art Club.

This began with a solo show dedicated to Giuseppe Capogrossi

Giuseppe Capogrossi on Egidi MadeinItaly
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After the war, Galleria Numero was an artistic and cultural heavyweight in Florence despite the city’s opposition to new trends.

The same was true for other Florentine galleries like Sergio Santi’s La Vigna Nuova, Matilde Giorgini’s Quadrante, the Strozzina directed by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, the Indiano, Corrado del Ponte’s Galleria il Fiore, and Paola Mazzetti and Martin Krampen’s Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea.

Numero Artists

In the mid-1950s, Fiamma Vigo began organizing exhibitions in Italy and abroad to raise awareness of Numero artists. She also started keeping records on less famous members of the Abstract and Informal movements.

Her pioneering commitments included exhibiting and promoting women artists.

She organized solo and group shows for Adriana Pincherle (Alberto Moravia’s sister), Daphne Maugham Casorati, Paola Levi Montalcini, Simonetta Vigevani Jung, Giulia Napoleone, Carla Accardi, and others.

  She also held shows at Galleria Numero for Artists like Emilio Vedova, Eugenio Carmi, Gianfranco Chiavacci, Hsiao Chin of the Ton-Fan art group, Mario Nigro, and Wladimiro Tulli.

Other Numero Galleries

Despite her ill health, Fiammetta Vigo opened other galleries in Italy

Galleria Numero Rome

The gallery opened in 1960 in Piazza di Spagna before moving to Via del Babuino in 1964 and Via Principessa Clotilde in 1966.

Galleria Numero Milan

On Via Santo Spirito from 1962 to 1967.

Galleria Numero Venice

It opened in 1962 on Crosera S. Pantalon and moved to Campo Santo Stefano in 1963.

A second gallery opened in Venice in 1975 on Frezzaria San Marco and closed in 1977.

Many paintings in our product catalog were exhibited at Galleria Numero and have the gallery’s stamp on the back.