What is “The Masters” Collection?



The Masters is a collection of highly prized works of art based on Bornacelli’s 26 years of travels around the world. Each piece is created with dedication, discipline, and commitment to the development of the aesthetic arts by Bornacelli. It is his unique way of engaging an audience with the nature and sheer appreciation of the beauty of painting, as he sees it.


At times, The Masters can be a certain painting that evolves, not into a different style, but an achievement in the craftsmanship and artistic technique in and of itself.


There are many ways of developing what Bornacelli will see as The Masters. It is not based on style or size, but rather on technique that was learned and carefully honed over the years. The technique and craftsmanship of The Masters comes from Bornacelli’s study pieces. The Masters is a series of milestones that details the evolution of Bornacelli’s work. This collection is a recorded history of Bornacelli’s career as a professional artist.


These paintings are made of the finest materials; often one of a kind pigments from Gold, Silver and Copper, or pure pigments from Italian marvel, and other precious stones like Lapis Lazuli, creating great Ultramarines and other vivid colors. The collaged details are handmade and are sourced from a variety of antique shops and auction houses around the globe. This makes it impossible to replicate any of these pieces. Each piece is created with the utmost devotion, encompassing a tremendous amount of financing, time, and other resources to obtain the rare and unique materials utilized.


The rare materials and pigments are specially ordered by Bornacelli.  In many cases, Bornacelli must travel to exotic places to find the right pigments and materials to create these one of a kind pieces of art, in order to fulfill his vision. This makes The Masters collection wholly unique, of museum standard, so each piece is therefore framed to museum quality expectations.


All pieces in The Masters collection are created in Japan.  Once completed, each piece is shipped to Gallery's Edge in Scottsdale, Arizona, for personalized mounting and framing. Steve Damm, owner of Gallery's Edge, has over 30 years of experience in framing and archiving.  Mr. Damm understands that Bornacelli’s work is of higher quality than the usual standard of painting, due to the unique materials used in the creation of each piece. Mr. Damm works closely with Bornacelli to ensure all artwork is protected and meets the high quality expectations of Bornacelli and TokyoArtGroup standards.


All pieces within in The Masters collection come with an appraisal value letter and certificates with TokyoArtGroup company seals. All documents are protected with state of the art security seals to avoid any false duplicates.  Currently, there are only 20 pieces of The Masters collection in the world. Alongside this, there are over 800 pieces of Bornacelli's other creative work in collections, homes and galleries internationally. These include original study pieces, prints and limited editions.