In November 1961 Finarte debuted its first contemporary art auction, which included artworks from the Estorick collection in London, with works from Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Giorgio Morandi.

Through the brokerage service of Finarte, many masterpieces will join the collection of the District of Milan: Jucker collection now hosted at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, two artworks from Canaletto now at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

Many other Italian masterpieces have joined Italian and international public collections, such as: Two cousins from Antonio Mancini, sold in 2000 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or the Cammeo with Hercules head of the engraver Giuseppe Girometti, bought in 2003 from the Capitolini Museums in Rome.