It was 1969 when Durán Arte y Subastas was born, a pioneering project in Spain set up for preservation of art. At the time, the spirit determined by the Durán brothers was determined by a delicate nationwide economic situation, to the unknown and lack of interest in collecting. More than fifty years have passed and the auctions promoted by Durán Arte y Subastas, have facilitated the exchange and interest creation with the guarantee and transparency offered by a public sale benefiting buyers and sellers.
Through this laborious and exciting work, we have been able to rediscover and culturally appreciate Spain of the 19th century, with works by illustrious artists such as Mariano Fortuny, José Gallegos y Arnosa, Luis Jiménez Aranda or Raimundo de Madrazo. As a result, important works by Spanish artists that were resting abroad have been returned to Spain. Some have also become part of major national museum collections such as the Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo de Artes Decorativas, Biblioteca Nacional, as well as, important national and international foundations, institutions and private collections. Durán Arte y Subastas has set record figures in the quotation of artists from different periods and artistic movements.
With the same entrepreneurial spirit that set the path back in 1969, Durán Arte y Subastas continues its search for innovation, successfully incorporating new technologies and satisfying the evolving needs of a globalized market. Our internationalization has been carried out through our online art channel, which enables the expansion of a fickle market and democratizes knowledge and art for enthusiasts of a world we are passionate about.
Our commitment to digitalization has positioned us in a prominent place in the online world, a position that we take care of thanks to the constant work in the renewal of the website, the incorporation of tools such as Durán Live of our own development, active participation in social networks and the means that technology offers to bring art closer to our homes.