Dominique Lévy gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the XXVII edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, from September 11 to 21, 2014. This is the gallery’s first independent foray at one of the world’s most celebrated gatherings of renowned representatives from every aesthetic sphere.
Dominique Lévy specializes in masterworks of European and American art of the 20th century, with a program that bridges parallel movements from the two continents and explores tendencies in modern and contemporary art through curated exhibitions, original scholarship, and new publications. At the Paris Biennale, the gallery will present a “connoisseur’s salon” at stand SD2. Here visitors will be invited to linger among historically significant paintings and sculptures by both European and American artists — including works by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Pierre Soulages, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, René Magritte, and Joan Miró — in an elegant and intimate setting designed by the acclaimed American architect and collector Peter Marino.
Dominique Lévy has collaborated on a variety of special projects with Peter Marino over recent years. In the salon setting they have envisioned for the Paris Biennale, works of art will be displayed in visual dialogue with a group of bronze sculptural boxes designed by Marino, from a series he debuted at the 2012 Biennale. Also on view in will be masterpieces of African sculpture curated by noted historian and dealer Bernard de Grunne. The integration of exceptional tribal works in the stand’s mise-en-scène foregrounds the profound influence that African and Oceanic art exerted upon the work of modern masters.
Dominique Lévy is presenting this unique juxtaposition in the hope that visitors will discover new affinities and and enjoy new insights into the spheres of modern art, contemporary design, and tribal art.
About Dominique Lévy
Veteran gallerist, advisor, curator, and collector Dominique Lévy formed her eponymous gallery in January 2013. The gallery opened its New York City space in an historic landmark building at 909 Madison Avenue in Manhattan in September 2013, with the critically acclaimed 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. The gallery currently represents the Estate of Yves Klein, the Estate of Germaine Richier, and the Estate of Roman Opalka in the United States, as well as artists Günther Uecker, Pierre Soulages, Enrico Castellani, and Frank Stella. In its first year, Dominique Lévy has presented a survey of work by the Berlin-based Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov; first monographic exhibition of Richier’s work in the U.S. in over 50 years; and a monographic exhibition of Pierre Soulages, juxtaposing new large-scale paintings with postwar masterworks by the legendary French master and publishing the book Soulages in America. Currently on view at the gallery is the exhibition Roman Opalka, a rigorous survey of the French-Polish artist’s work from the 1960s onwards, accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue. In October 2014, Dominique Lévy will inaugurate its London gallery and will host the exhibition Local History: Enrico Castellani, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, co-curated by Linda Norden and spanning both the UK and US spaces. In addition to organizing curated exhibitions, Dominique Lévy Gallery specializes in private sales in the secondary market; produces original scholarship and key publications; provides advisory and collection management services; and participates in art fairs internationally.