Massimo Minini opened his gallery in Brescia, dubbed Banco, in 1973. During his early years of activity, he was involved mainly with Conceptual Art, Arte Povera and Minimal Art. In recent years the gallery has collaborated with a series of museums in Italy and abroad, one of its main achievements being a collection of Italian photographs entitled United Artists of Italy, which Minini put together and is currently touring several European museums. The collection comprises portraits of Italian artists by famous photographers such as Mulas, Giacomelli, Catalano, Gorgoni, Mussat Sartor and Cresci. He has loaned long-term to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, a large sculpture by Anish Kapoor and a pavilion by Dan Graham, and to MADRE, Naples, several works by Ettore Spalletti.