“Objectivity in the art world doesn’t exist. However intellectual or scholarly or academic you may be, there’s no way to look at art objectively. At its essence, art is emotional.”
With her singular perspective on twentieth- and twenty-first-century European and American art, Dominique Lévy has played a key role in the international art market and the evolution of the New York art world for four decades. An internationally renowned gallerist, advisor, connoisseur, and collector, Lévy began her career in Europe with positions at Sotheby’s, Daniel Malingue, and Anthony d’Offay. She then relocated to New York, where in 1999, she launched the Private Sales department at Christie’s, developing the division as its International Director. In 2003, she began the successful art advisory Dominique Lévy Fine Art. Lévy has since been a founder to four influential galleries with flagship locations around the world, including L&M Arts; Dominique Lévy Gallery, which she debuted in 2012 and expanded in 2017 into Lévy Gorvy in partnership with Brett Gorvy; and Lévy Gorvy Dayan.
Lévy’s art galleries have been distinguished by exemplary curatorial programs. She has mounted critically acclaimed exhibitions featuring artists from Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Ellsworth Kelly, and Yves Klein to Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter. Working closely with estates, foundations, and living artists, she presents and juxtaposes their oeuvres in unique and pioneering ways. Her distinctive curatorial vision and impassioned program are driven by her belief that exhibitions represent powerful opportunities to engage viewers, eliciting inspiration, surprise, delight, and self-reflection. This conviction also influences her advisory work with clients as well as her own collecting.
Her enduring passion for the arts extends beyond the visual. Lévy has nurtured a longstanding interest in experimental media and literature, creating dedicated poetry programming at her galleries and at the Dia Art Foundation, New York. She is also committed to advancing new art-historical scholarship and research, publishing important exhibition catalogues that enrich the legacies of critical artists.
Lévy is a proud patron of institutions and organizations such as the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Representation Project, Sacramento, California.