Dominique Lévy is opening her own gallery in New York next year but staying partnered with Robert Mnuchin in Los Angeles:
Dominique Lévy Gallery will specialize in masterworks of post-war art and important contemporary art, in both the primary and secondary markets. The gallery will present a program of curated exhibitions that range from thematic historical surveys to showcases of exceptional new work by living artists. It also will focus upon private sales in the secondary market; produce key publications; provide advisory and collections management services; and participate in art fairs internationally.
While Lévy and her L&M Arts co-founder Robert Mnuchin will operate separate New York City galleries as of January 2013, they will continue to run L&M Los Angeles together as a team. L&M’s California space opened to applause in 2010, helping to catalyze the burgeoning gallery scene and expanding market for important post-war art in Southern California.
As of January, L&M’s New York City space at 45 East 78th Street will be known as Mnuchin Gallery.
About Dominique Lévy
Born in Switzerland, Dominique Lévy started her career in the late 1980s at Christie’s and worked subsequently at prestigious galleries in Geneva and London. In 2000, she was tapped by Christie’s owner François Pinault to head the auction house’s private sales division, a new unit. Lévy developed the division into a powerful enterprise before launching her own art advisory service, Dominique Lévy Fine Arts, in 2003. In 2005, Lévy merged her business with that of Robert Mnuchin’s to create the gallery L&M Arts. Lévy and Mnuchin’s seven-year partnership has yielded a series of extraordinary critically acclaimed exhibitions, including David Hammons (2011); Tanguy Calder: Between Surrealism and Abstraction (2010); The Complexity of the Simple (2007); andYves Klein: A Career Survey (2005).
Dominique Lévy Gallery will be located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The gallery’s location will be confirmed in late fall 2012.