NEW YORK, NY.-
We are delighted to be ending 2016 by launching an exciting new venture for the future.
Inspired by twenty years of close friendship, professional collaboration, and a shared passion for the living history of art, we have formed Lévy Gorvy
, an international gallery devoted to the highest levels of connoisseurship and collecting in the fields of modern, post-war and contemporary art. As Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christies and one of the leading forces and tastemakers behind the 20th century art market, Brett brings an extraordinary depth of knowledge to our merger. A globally respected gallerist, Dominique formed her eponymous gallery in 2012, opened her New York space in 2013, and inaugurated a London location in 2014. Lévy Gorvy will operate in these two locations, fostering our dedication to the living artists and artists' estates we represent and pursuing a robust program of exhibitions and related multi- disciplinary events, while intensifying our focus on private sales in the secondary market.
Lévy Gorvy will proudly continue our ongoing art historical research and original scholarship to produce exhibition catalogues and other key publications; grow our dynamic program of performances and commissioned poetry in New York and London; and extend our participation in major art fairs worldwide. Among our priorities will be a focus upon Asia. Through her representation of Koreas most celebrated modern artists, and her gallerys presentations in Hong Kong, Dominique has been building important new bridges to private and institutional collectors. And the region is one of the areas that Brett so successfully developed while at Christies as one of the largest growth areas for the 20th century art market.
Launching in January 2017 in conjunction with the inauguration of our expanded New York space at 909 Madison Avenue, Lévy Gorvy will also debut a new bespoke advisory and collections management service inspired by the vision, profoundly personal engagement, and tireless advocacy of the 20th century connoisseur dealers who are our heroesDaniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Pierre Matisse, Leo Castelli, and Peggy Guggenheim. The two of us share a unique experience as Europeans based in America, as professionals whose eye for art has been trained upon the intersection of the Old and New Worlds. Our goal is to put that perspectiveand our complementary skills and passions, our talent in sourcing the rarest works of artat the service of collectors of true masterpieces. Our advisory department will likewise work very closely with artists families, foundations and estates, and estate attorneys to protect and advance the legacy of significant career artists internationally, engineering the embrace of new generations of curators, collectors, and audiences.
In the conversations that led us to this exciting moment, we discovered an uncanny similarity in our view of todays art world. We share a belief that success is best measured in the depth of the personal relationshipswith artists, museum colleagues, collectors, other gallerists and dealers, the auction houses, scholars and critics, and patronsthat ultimately shape cultural dialogue and art history beyond the limits of any transaction.
With this in mind, we look forward to sharing our next phase with you and welcoming you to Lévy Gorvy in the new year.