Silvio Berlusconi’s children don’t know what to do with his extensive (and mediocre) art collection

Four months after the death of Silvio Berlusconi, the children of the former Italian minister do not know what to do with the collection of works of art he owned. According to experts, he collected nearly 25,000 works, although most of them are of low value, which poses a problem for the heirs.

Throughout these years, the businessman collected an extensive number of paintings, most of them of nude women and representations of the Virgin. The heirs keep them in a huge warehouse located in front of Villa San Martino, Berlusconi’s main residence in Arcore (Milan), and they do not know how long they will remain there.

The maintenance and storage of the works costs the former president’s five children around 800,000 euros a year, according to the newspaper. The Republic.

The undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and art critic Vittorio Sgarbiwho was a close friend of Berlusconi, explained in the program Report who had spent more than 20 million euros for this collection, which was not precisely characterized by not bringing together great works of art.

Sgarbi said that Berlusconi bought many pieces on television auction programs that were broadcast during the early hours of the morning. Apparently, the tycoon fell into a spiral of compulsive shopping starting in 2018 due to insomnia.

The transalpine emperor raised up to 8.6 billion euros, according to Forbes. To his five children he bequeathed a football club, properties, yachts and his main asset, Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, valued at more than 6 billion euros.

After inheriting his father’s estate, his fortune Marina y Pier Silvio amounted to 1.9 billion dollars each (about 1.7 billion euros). For its part, Barbara, Eleonora y Luigi They would get 1,000 million dollars (944 million euros) each. To his partner, Marta Fascina left him 100 million euros, like his brother Paolo.

Berlusconi died on June 12 at the age of 86 at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan due to the chronic leukemia he suffered from.