Dominique Lévy

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Dominique Lévy
Born
Dominique Astrid Lévy

June 1967 (age 54)
NationalitySwiss
Alma materUniversity of Geneva
OccupationArt dealer and gallerist
Known forLévy Gorvy Gallery
Children2

Dominique Astrid Lévy (born June 1967) is a Swiss art dealer, and co-founder and partner, with Brett Gorvy, of Lévy Gorvy, a gallery with offices in New York City, London, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Paris.

Early life[edit]

Lévy was born in June 1967,[1] in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her father, a cotton merchant, left Egypt in 1956 after Gamal Abdel Nasser came to power.[2] She organized her first exhibition when she was 18.[3] Lévy studied art history and politics at the University of Geneva and received a BA in Political Science and an MA in Sociology of Art.

Career[edit]

In 1987, Lévy completed her first internship for Christie's in New York. When she came back to Switzerland, she was hired by Simon de Pury to work at Sotheby's where she worked for four years. Afterwards, she worked with French art dealer Daniel Malingue on the opening of his gallery, and followed his co-director, Simon Studer, in the creation of an art curation business. Then she joined the team of London's art dealer Anthony d'Offay.[2] In 1999, headhunted by François Pinault,[2] Lévy founded and was the international director of the private sales department at Christie's in New York.

In 2003, Lévy founded Dominique Lévy Fine Art, a boutique art advisory service with a focus on building long-term relationships with collectors.[4]

L&M Arts, 2005–2013[edit]

In August 2005, Lévy co-founded L&M Arts with Robert Mnuchin, which was based in New York and Los Angeles. The bi-coastal gallery provided client services and organized exhibitions of modern and postwar art, as well as new work by such artists as David Hammons and Paul McCarthy.[2]

Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2013-2017[edit]

In September 2013, Dominique Lévy Gallery opened its Manhattan space with the exhibition Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly, which was accompanied by the first public performance in New York of Yves Klein's seminal Monotone Silence Symphony.[5]

In October 2014, Dominique Lévy expanded to London, opening a location at historic 22 Old Bond Street, close to the Royal Academy of Arts in the city's Mayfair district.[6] She co curated an exhibition of Pierre Soulages in New York in collaboration with Emmanuel Perrotin.[7]

In 2015, her galleries exhibited Gerhard Richter's color charts,[8] miniatures of Alexander Calder,[9] Gego's work[10]

Lévy Gorvy, 2017–2021[edit]

In 2017, Lévy partnered with art dealer Brett Gorvy, former chairman and international head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's and they co-founded Levy Gorvy with spaces in New York, London and Hong Kong.[11] In 2020, the gallery added a Paris space.[12]

In 2019, for the 100th birthday of Pierre Soulages, Lévy Gorvy notably organized an exhibition ahead of his retrospective at the Musee du Louvre.[13] The gallery currently represents the estates of Yves Klein, Roman Opalka, Germaine Richier and Carol Rama (since 2016)[14] in the United States, as well as artists Enrico Castellani, Boris Mikhailov, Frank Stella, Pierre Soulages, and Günther Uecker. From 2017 until 2020, it also worked with the estate of François Morellet.[15]

LGDR[edit]

In August 2021, Lévy Gorvy announced plans to join forces with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Amalia Dayan.[16]

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominique Lévy Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Douglas, Sarah. "Flying Solo: What is Driving Dominique Lévy?". The New York Observer. The New York Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b Piera Anna Franini. "Art World Women at the Top". Swissstyle.com.
  4. ^ Melanie Gerlis (November 15, 2021), Dominique Lévy: ‘I grew up feeling that art was freedom and fresh air’ Financial Times.
  5. ^ Kennedy, Randy. "A Sound, Then Silence (Try Not to Breathe)". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ Pechman, Alexandra. "Dominique Lévy's New Home". W Magazine. W Magazine. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Pierre Soulages at Dominique Lévy Gallery". artnet News. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  8. ^ "London - Gerhard Richter: "Color charts" at Dominique Lévy through January 16th 2015". Artobserved.com. 17 November 2015.
  9. ^ Eviana Hartman (22 April 2015). "A New Exhibition Examines Alexander Calder in Miniature, With an Assist from Santiago Calatrava". Blogs.nytimes.com.
  10. ^ Jana Perkovic (10 September 2015). "The Legacy of Gego at Dominique Lévy". Blouinartinfo.com.
  11. ^ "Dominique Lévy: 'I just don't think big is better'". www.theartnewspaper.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  12. ^ Alex Greenberger (July 2, 2020), Lévy Gorvy Expands to Paris as Blue-Chip Galleries Flock to French Capital ARTnews.
  13. ^ "Dominique Lévy "representing an artist is a huge honor and a total commitment"". French Quarter Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  14. ^ Robin Pogrebin (December 7, 2016), Christie's Contemporary Art Chief Departs to Become Dealer The New York Times.
  15. ^ Alex Greenberger (November 23, 2020), Estate of Pioneering Abstractionist François Morellet Heads to Hauser & Wirth, Departing Blue-Chip Competitor ARTnews.
  16. ^ Melanie Gerlis (November 15, 2021), Dominique Lévy: ‘I grew up feeling that art was freedom and fresh air’ Financial Times.
  17. ^ Farago, Jason (8 May 2014). "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2014.

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