This weekend in Turin, Italy, a Guercino painting that has not been seen publicly for centuries will be part of a new exhibit at the Miradolo Castle. All thanks to Federico Castelluccio, the New Jersey-raised actor who played Naples enforcer Furio Giunta on The Sopranos.
Per a report by Page Six’s Ian Mohr, Catelluccio, an accomplished painter and art collector, had the work meticulously restored and authenticated after spotting it, mislabeled, by a German art dealer. He bought the painting for a fraction of its true value. There may be another offshoot soon from this odyssey:
The actor has created a book proposal about the painting’s incredible journey that’s out to publishers. He also writes about how he became an art lover growing up in New Jersey.