Art, law, economics: a synergy between these disciplines gave birth to AION Masterpieces SA, a fine art management company that provides its clients with high-quality services with particular attention to every single historic, artistic, legal, and economic aspect.

about us

Considering the peculiarity of the art market and the complexity of the changing business situation, specific knowledge and outstanding quality of services are becoming mandatory.

Nowadays, all actors playing in the art market necessarily have to deal with a vast range of issues, such as contracts, appraisals, valuations, international taxation and financial investments.
Thanks to the synergy among the three experts of its team, AION Masterpieces is a unique and exclusive platform of fine art management with a consolidated network of senior experts, dealers and collectors.

As a result, the love for masterworks is carefully protected by a legal structure and supported by a well-advised economic and financial policy.

Federico U. Mion

Chairman


Economist (MSc International Management) specialized on strategic consulting and corporate finance.

Claudio Metzger

Member of the Board of Directors


Historian and Art expert specialized on old masters with thirty-year experience in the field.

Fabrizio P. Mion

Member of the Board of Directors


Attorney-at-law specialized on business law and international contracts with thirty-year experience in the field.

As a unique hub of fine art management, AION Masterpieces provides its clients with a wide range of services by using a holistic approach, which allows them to save precious time and money without compromising on quality.

PROMOTION AND SALE OF MASTERWORKS

COORDINATION OF ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH

ART APPRISALS AND VALUATIONS

ADVISING ON PURCHASE AND SALE TRANSACTIONS

RESEARCH OF ARTWORKS BY MANDATE

MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

ADVISING ON INSURANCE SOLUTIONS AND SHIPPING OF ARTWORKS

Giornale dell'Arte

Il Sole 24 Ore

Gea Magazine

MPS - Weekly Report

TeleTicino - P.P. Rubens and the
Spanish Hasburgs

TeleTicino - The restoration of a Masterwork
by P.P. Rubens

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Considering the peculiarity of the art market and the complexity of the changing business situation, specific knowledge and outstanding quality of services are becoming mandatory. Nowadays, all actors playing in the art market necessarily have to deal with a vast range of issues, such as contracts, appraisals, valuations, international taxation and financial investments.

Thanks to the synergy among the three experts of its team, AION Masterpieces is a unique and exclusive platform of fine art management with a consolidated network of senior experts, dealers and collectors.

As a result, the love for masterworks is carefully protected by a legal structure and supported by a well-advised economic and financial policy.

Federico U. Mion

Chairman


Economist (MSc International Management) specialized on strategic consulting and corporate finance.

Claudio Metzger

Member of the Board of Directors


Historian and Art expert specialized on old masters with thirty-year experience in the field.

Fabrizio P. Mion

Member of the Board of Directors


Attorney-at-law specialized on business law and international contracts with thirty-year experience in the field.

Maria E. Giorgi

Assistant


Art historian specialized on critics and conservation.


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As a unique hub of fine art management, AION Masterpieces provides its clients with a wide range of services by using a holistic approach, which allows them to save precious time and money without compromising on quality.

PROMOTION AND SALE OF MASTERWORKS

COORDINATION OF ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH

ART APPRISALS AND VALUATIONS

ADVISING ON PURCHASE AND SALE TRANSACTIONS

RESEARCH OF ARTWORKS BY MANDATE

MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

ADVISING ON INSURANCE SOLUTIONS AND SHIPPING OF ARTWORKS


+ PRESS

Giornale dell'Arte

Il Sole 24 Ore

Gea Magazine

MPS - Weekly Report

TeleTicino - P.P. Rubens and the
Spanish Hasburgs

TeleTicino - The restoration of a Masterwork
by P.P. Rubens

Portfolio of Masterworks

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Alongside Fine Art Management, AION Masterpieces aims at spreading and valuing all art experiences including contemporary and modern artworks stemming out of a genuine creative mind, capable of triggering emotions and involvement, capable of communicating and finally deserving appreciation and recognition, because every artwork deserves a right "space".

"Art gallery" is quite a simple way to define the "space" that AION Masterpieces has decided to dedicate to art. AION Art Space is much more than a window on the city. It is above all, an idea that takes shape through a valuable space such as the showroom in downtown Lugano, as well as an effective planning activity (promotion events, publication of catalogues, etc.). AION Art Space was incorporated to help the artists speak through their works but also to voice all and any expressions of creative minds at any level of the visual fields: from painting to sculpture, graphics, installations, performances, video art and more.

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Events


Past Events

"Life is Beautiful - Artworks by Paola Buratto Caovilla"


June 20th - July 31st 2013

AION Art Space

Life is Beautiful, la vita è bella! This is much more than a motto. It's a powerful, vibrant voice rising against the current trends in an outburst of colours similarly to an art graffiti, a shouting statement, a very strong invitation: Life is Beautiful, la vita è bella! Let it be so! Love your life, love what you do, and the way you are! Paola loves life and she does so with the same care, dedication, virtuosity and elegance she reserves to her works which are all dedicated to her public.

The forceful, solar, and dynamic painting of Paola Buratto Caovilla, is a perfect emblem of the personality of the artist as well as a best match to the positive and entrepreneurial activity carried out by AION Art Space.

"Glass: expression of the spirit - The meta-aesthetic art by Misha Ignis"


April 22nd – May 24th 2013

AION Art Space

In collaboration with Notenstein Private Bank, via Canova 12, Lugano

The powerful glassworks by Misha Ignis, a Serbian artist now based in Holland, should be considered as a pure expression of the spirit that goes beyond the mere agreeableness of the sensory perception of the material which they are made of.

AION Masterpieces is proud to present an exhibition collecting unique glassworks, belonging to the artist's private collection. Ignis chose personally the artworks exhibited as the most representative pieces of his thirty-year-long artistic career.

"It is purely THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, liberated from all other mental, psychological and conceptual simplifications. That is the reason I am inclined to call that state, the state of Ethic experience, and my work 'THE ART OF ETHICS'" (Misha Ignis)

"Arrival of Marie de Medicis in Marseille - The restoration of a masterwork by P.P. Rubens"


The purpose of the event was to present the reunion of the painting absent during the official opening of the exhibition "P.P. Rubens and the Spanish Habsburgs" with the other seven artworks, managed by AION Masterpieces SA.

The painting named "Arrival of Marie de Medicis at Marseilles" (oil on canvas, 148,5x116,5cm) has been partially damaged during the 19th and the 20th Century and a careful restoration was highly recommended by specialists. The awkward task were assigned to Nicola Restauri Srl, a new partner of AION Masterpieces with an extensive experience in restoring paintings and art objects.

The restorer Lella di Mucci, who was part of the pool of skilled experts that carried out the restoration work, illustrated the different stages of the project clearly underlining many interesting aspects emerged during the diagnostic tests and concerning the preliminary drawing laying under the painted surface.

Didier Bodart, the scientific curator of the exhibition, which includes the restored masterwork, claims that the canvas is a preparatory model for one of the several scenes of the great cycle for the Luxemburg Palace in Paris, commissioned by Marie de Medicis to celebrate her powerful kingdom.

The “Arrival of Marie de Medicis at Marseilles" were exhibited in many prestigious locations and it is a well-known canvas among scholars.


"P.P. Rubens and the Spanish Hasburgs"


The opening of AION Masterpieces was celebrated by showing the exhibition titled "P.P. Rubens and Spanish Habsburgs" at Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel & SPA on the October 25th, 2012. The evening also hosted the inauguration of a new branch of Bordes Associates SA, an insurance broker company based in Geneva.

All the artworks on show have been entrusted directly by the owners to AION Masterpieces.

More than three hundred persons were invited to admire a group of eight carefully selected paintings by the great Flemish master P.P. Rubens. Among them, there were unique religious subjects as well as mythological scenes, rare paintings kept for a long time in private hands and models for those pictorial cycles that make him one of the most outstanding painters of the Baroque era.

The Belgian professor Didier Bodart, scientific curator of the exhibition and guest of honor of the inauguration party, presented the paintings by illustrating the profitable relationship between P.P. Rubens and the Royal House of Spain at the beginning of the 17th Century.

This great opening deeply shook the wide panorama of art galleries in Lugano. In fact, AION Masterpieces renewed the classic concept of gallery by considering its exhibition space lacated in via Stauffacher more as a sort of small museum. The eight panels with text and high-resolution images are a useful didactic support for those who want to deepen their knowledge of Rubens' painting.

contacts

AION Masterpieces SA

Fine Art Management


Head Office
Via Canova 18
P.O. Box 6134
CH-6901 Lugano
Switzerland

Art Space
Via Stauffacher 2
CH-6900 Lugano
Switzerland

+41 91 921 14 27


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