Michelangelo

Marcus Ashley Gallery is proud to offer pieces by Michelangelo for sale online. Don’t just buy great art. Buy some of the greatest art of all time with Michelangelo bronze sculptures. There’s no need to go to a museum when works by a legendary artist and a pillar of the Renaissance can reside in your own home.

Explore the most frequently asked questions about these works below and our answers for them, include how and what authentic, authorized fine art replicas are, the history of these limited edition Michelangelo bronze sculptures, and learn about the partnership that made it possible. We are extremely honored to offer our clients this collection.

Portrait of the artist Michelangelo, whose reproduction works are available online at Marcus Ashley Gallery.

About Michelangelo

For the first time ever, we are now able to offer some of the most famed historical sculptures done by ‘the’ Michelangelo for purchase. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is considered to be the greatest artist of all time. Having impressive and unique skill in painting, sculpture and architecture he was often referred to as Il Divino or “the divine one.” The beauty of his work quickly gave rise to his prominence in the Renaissance period and he became known simply by his first name, Michelangelo. His works are arguably the most recognizable and important images in art history and can still be found on display in Museums across the world. Some of his most famous works include “Pieta,” “David,” and the ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel.

Questions Answered

The entire collection of original molds was purchased by a Texas Partnership, October 2008 SRW Partnership, from the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry in Florence, Italy. This foundry had been chosen to do most of the direct plaster molds. Authorization and exclusive approval was obtained from the partnership to do reduced sized limited editions less than one year ago. This is a historic event, previously not available until new technology was in place to create the models from the certified castings and all the legal agreements between the various entities were completed.

Starting in the 1920’s direct plaster casts were taken of many of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures with authorization from the Vatican, museums, various churches and basilicas. This project was undertaken to protect the artist’s treasures of Italy.

Casa Buonarroti, the world’s leading experts on Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, or commonly known as Michelangelo, validated the molds.

Casa Buonarroti was formed by Michelangelo’s family after Michelangelo’s death to preserve the estate and works of Michelangelo. Casa Buonarroti is the rightful and lawful holder of and to the artist’s moral rights which have been passed down from Michelangelo to his heirs. Casa Buonarroti is a foundation and museum in Florence, Italy and they possess on of the world’s largest collection’s of Michelangelo’s work. Casa Buonarroti includes a number of the world’s foremost experts on the work of Michelangelo.

Casa Buonarroti is unique in its position as having Michelangelo’s “droits moral” – or moral rights  – and thus, can grant authorization, sanction and approval for works of art created from Michelangelo’s original molds. Casa Buonarroti can also grant authorization for others to utilize the Buonarroti family crest for bronze sculptures derived from the original molds.

These Authorized Sculptures are derived from bronze castings from the original molds. Each original mold has been verified by Casa Buonarroti, The House of Michelangelo, as a direct cast taken directly from the Original Michelangelo Buonarroti artwork.

Any artist can interpret and try and copy historic sculptures. The result would be an unauthorized copy by an unknown artist with minimum value and no importance. Casa Buonarroti has stated that they are aware of the fact that bronze reproductions of Michelangelo’s works are present on the international market. They also have certified that Casa Buonarroti has NOT attributed or authenticated these bronzes as Michelangelo authorized works of art.

The Greatest Artist Of All Time

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is arguably the most famous and recognizable artist in the world today, even though he hasn’t even been alive for about 500 years. People travel across the globe just to see Michelangelo’s bronze sculptures, stone sculptures, paintings, and more. It is impossible to overstate his influence on art history.

Many Michelangelo’s pieces reside in museums for the public, but they were designed for the homes of the wealthy families and individuals who sponsored him. We make it easy for you to continue that tradition today.

Purchase Anywhere In The World

You don’t have to be close to our brick and mortar location in South Lake Tahoe to bring greatness into your home. We’re a long-standing and experienced art gallery, so we know how to ship fine works around the globe. With gallery wrapping and fully insured shipments, we can guarantee that your piece by Michelangelo will be safe up to and through your door.

Of course, if you are in the Lake Tahoe area and would like to see these works for yourself, you’re welcome to stop by our store or come to any of our regular live events!

A Luxury Experience

When you purchase Michelangelo pieces, you know they’re not just art, they’re also assets. So we also have art consultants on staff who can help you with your purchase, and we send annual Certificates of Replacement Value so you can report its value to your insurance company. Inquire now about buying a piece of history for yourself.