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Di Donna Galleries

Modern | Surrealist | Post War Art
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Di Donna Galleries specializes in museum-quality exhibitions and sales of European and American art from 1900 to 1970, with an emphasis on Surrealism. The gallery also advises private and institutional clients in building distinguished collections; it has placed important works of art in private collections and museums worldwide.

Founded in 2010 by Emmanuel Di Donna, formerly Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, Di Donna Galleries has organized monographic exhibitions of work by René Magritte, André Masson, and Andy Warhol, among others—in addition to ambitious group exhibitions. Di Donna Galleries opened a state-of-the-art space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 2016 with the inaugural exhibition, “Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Still.”

Subsequent exhibitions have included: “A Surrealist Banquet;” “Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965,” curated by Germano Celant; “Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists,” organized in collaboration with Donald Ellis Gallery; “A Passion for Collecting: Modern Works from the Juan Antonio Pérez Simón Collection;” the Modern sculpture exhibition “The Life of Forms;” and “Surrealism in Mexico,” which brought together rare works of art from private and institutional collections to highlight the spirit of community and creativity that existed among Surrealist emigrés in Mexico during World War II. In Fall 2019 Di Donna featured “Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings,” organized in collaboration with Andrew Strauss of the Man Ray Expertise Committee, it was the first survey exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s paintings and revealed the radicality of Man Ray’s thought and practice throughout his career, solidifying his historical position as a prophetic painter and theorist.

In Spring/Summer 2020, Di Donna Galleries hosted the final and third installment of the “Maria Helena Vieira da Silva” exhibition which spanned the entire career of Vieira da Silva (b. 1908, Lisbon; d. 1992, Paris), a key member of Paris’s post-war art community, known for paintings that reflect her keen sense of rhythm and pattern. The exhibition traveled to Di Donna as part of a landmark tour in collaboration with Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris, and Waddington Custot, London.

Di Donna Galleries participates annually in Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami Beach and in TEFAF New York Spring. We are a member of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).

Insights From The Exhibitor

Exhibitions

Past
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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
In Collaboration with Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris & Waddington Custot, London
New York
Apr 22–Sep 25, 2020
Past
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Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings
New York
Oct 24–Dec 13, 2019
Past
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Surrealism in Mexico
New York
Apr 25–Jun 29, 2019
Past
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The Life of Forms
New York
Oct 26–Dec 14, 2018
Past
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A PASSION FOR COLLECTING:
MODERN WORKS FROM THE PÉREZ SIMÓN COLLECTION
New York
Sep 13–Oct 12, 2018
Past
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MOON DANCERS:
YUP'IK MASKS AND THE SURREALISTS
New York
Apr 26–Jun 29, 2018
Past
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NUVOLO AND POST-WAR MATERIALITY 1950–1965
Curated by Germano Celant
New York
Oct 27–Jan 28, 2018
Past
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A SURREALIST BANQUET
New York
May 11–Jun 2, 2017
Past
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PATHS TO THE ABSOLUTE
KANDINSKY, MALEVICH, MONDRIAN, NEWMAN, POLLOCK, ROTHKO, STIL
New York
Oct 13–Dec 3, 2016

Artists

  • JEAN ARP
  • BALTHUS
  • PIERRE BONNARD
  • GEORGES BRAQUE
  • VICTOR BRAUNER
  • ANDRÉ BRETON
  • ALEXANDER CALDER
  • AGUSTÍN CÁRDENAS
  • LEONORA CARRINGTON
  • PAUL CÉZANNE
  • LYNN CHADWICK
  • MARC CHAGALL
  • SALVADOR DALÍ
  • EDGAR DEGAS
  • PAUL DELVAUX
  • ENRICO DONATI
  • KEES VAN DONGEN
  • MARCEL DUCHAMP
  • MAX ERNST
  • LUCIO FONTANA
  • PAUL GAUGUIN
  • ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
  • BARBARA HEPWORTH
  • WASSILY KANDINSKY
  • YVES KLEIN
  • WILLEM DE KOONING
  • HENRI LAURENS
  • FERNAND LÉGER
  • RENÉ MAGRITTE
  • ARISTIDE MAILLOL
  • KAZIMIR MALEVICH
  • MAN RAY
  • MARINO MARINI
  • ANDRÉ MASSON
  • HENRI MATISSE
  • JOAN MIRÓ
  • AMEDEO MODIGLIANI
  • PIET MONDRIAN
  • CLAUDE MONET
  • HENRY MOORE
  • EDVARD MUNCH
  • BARNETT NEWMAN
  • ISAMU NOGUCHI
  • NUVOLO (GIORGIO ASCANI)
  • WOLFGANG PAALEN
  • FRANCIS PICABIA
  • PABLO PICASSO
  • CAMILLE PISSARRO
  • JACKSON POLLOCK
  • ODILON REDON
  • PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR
  • AUGUSTE RODIN
  • MARK ROTHKO
  • KAY SAGE
  • ALFRED SISLEY
  • CHAÏM SOUTINE
  • CLYFFORD STILL
  • YVES TANGUY
  • ANTONI TÀPIES
  • CY TWOMBLY
  • ANDY WARHOL
  • MARIA HELENA VIEIRA DA SILVA