Who we are
The Rapozo Gallery is a very personal collection reflecting the interests, aesthetic tastes, philosophical sentiments and the travels of Wayne James Rapozo de Costa, a collector based in London and New York. The collection includes works of art that cover a range of time periods, movements and schools and seek to include representative works of artists and movements, in each case that reflected, shaped or challenged our cultures, civilisations, aspirations and sense of self.
Why we do what we do
As with much of life, we are all stewards of material things we come to own and intangible cultural norms we come to inherit and shape. The items in this collection are viewed with a deep sense of stewardship with respect to the works, their history and the events, times and moments they chronicled.
What we have
The Collections include works of art that Mr. Rapozo has acquired over time and reflects his birth and upbringing in Hawaii and his education, work, interests, and travels as an international finance lawyer based in London. He has been assisted by curator scholars from Universities in London and the artistic teams of the major auction houses in London, Paris and New York. The collection includes works of fine art including paintings, drawings and objects covering a range of time periods and artistic movements, antique maps and prints and antiquarian books (notably travel journals and first edition books).
The collection includes works of fine art that cover a range of time periods, movements and schools and seek to include representative works of artists and movements that reflected, shaped or challenged we are and what we do. The gallery seeks to include works of artists and movements that were indicative of their times and how they affected our cultures, civilisations, aspirations and sense of self. Particular attention is given to drawings and preliminary works as they often provide a deeper insight into an artist’s work style, thinking, and creativity. Writing an idea or sketching a thought on a clean sheet of paper can make a world of difference.
Many of the works reflect themes that are important to culture and history in Hawaii. A special gallery called the Kama’aina Gallery contains paintings and drawings that have subjects, themes and sentiments that are of particular importance to Hawaii.
Contact us and start a dialogue. Museums, curators, scholars, collectors, galleries and the trade may contact the Rapozo Gallery through the Contact Page.
The gallery, from time to time, assists friends of the gallery in finding an item of significance for a friend, colleague or loved one. A work of art, an specific edition of a book, or a map that captures the personal, academic or personal interests of the person concerned associated with the family background or ethnic descent of the person is often a well received gift. The gallery works with art galleries, map dealers and book dealers in reviewing the range of items in inventory to make suitable recommendations. We often work with young curators and art students who take a keen interest in advising and finding the ideal item.
Please contact the gallery if you would like to discuss the signature gift and various other approaches you can take in this respect. Contact Page.