Tribute to its founder
After the death of its founder, Harry Recanati (Israel, 2011), Ralli Museum of Santiago decides to create Harry Recanati Hall (Room 16) and continue his legacy: "To present and promote art through the Museum for the benefit of future generations" .
This room consists of a selection of works of art that were part of his private collection of his residence in Santiago, Chile and his most treasured art: paintings, prints and sculptures by leading international artists such as Héctor Basaldua, Horace Butler, Aquiles Badi Quinquela, Henry Moore, Giorgio De Chirico, among others, and national artists Tito Calderon Andrés Lichtenstern and Roser Bru,. One of the many typewriters Mr. Recanati used daily and liked to collect is there to remember his spirit.
The works show his great admiration not only for paintings in traditional formats but also for utilitarian or objectual art, such as "The Set Table" of the national artist Roser Bru and the sculpture-lamp ("555") of the Chilean Andrés Lichtenstern. Both pieces were part of the furniture used by his wife, Martine Recanati.