Lévy Gorvy

Lévy Gorvy

Christie’s Contemporary Art Chief Departs to Become Dealer

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Brett Gorvy and Dominique Levy
Photographer: Chad Batka via Andrea Schwan Inc.

Dear Friends,

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 PostWar
and Contemporary Art at Christie’s 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 Korea’s most celebrated modern
artists, and her gallery’s 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 Christie’s as one of the largest
growth areas for the 20th century art market.

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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 heroes—Daniel-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 perspective—and our complementary
skills and passions, our talent in sourcing the rarest works of art—at 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 today’s art world. We share a belief that success is best
measured in the depth of the personal relationships—with artists, museum colleagues,
collectors, other gallerists and dealers, the auction houses, scholars and critics, and
patrons—that 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.
Warmly,
 
Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy

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Brett Gorvy and Dominique Lévy. Mr. Gorvy is leaving Christie’s after 23 years to become a partner in the renamed Lévy Gorvy gallery. CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times

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