744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
212 259 0444

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. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Still, united masterworks that exemplify two defining moments in the evolution of European and American abstract painting. 

Subsequent exhibitions have included: A Surrealist Banquet, comprising over 50 works inspired by the sensual aspects of gastronomy as interpreted by the Surrealists and other 20th-century artists; and Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965, the first major exhibition in the United States of the Italian artist Nuvolo, curated by Germano Celant and contextualized with works by European and American artists active in Italy after World War II. Di Donna’s Spring 2018 exhibition, Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists, organized in collaboration with Donald Ellis Gallery, united a selection of rare Yup’ik masks from the central Alaskan coast with important paintings and sculptures by Surrealist artists who collected them. Fall 2018 exhibitions include A Passion for Collecting: Modern Works from the Juan Antonio Pérez Simón Collection and The Life of Forms, which investigates the formal and conceptual origins of modern biomorphic sculpture.

The gallery also exhibits at Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami Beach and TEFAF New York. Di Donna Galleries is a member of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).


 

 
A Passion for Collecting: Modern Works from the Pérez Simón Collection
Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965
Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko and Still
A Surrealist Banquet
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Current Exhibition

The Life of Forms

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

October 26, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Featuring works by Arp, Asawa, Bourgeois, Calder, Cárdenas, Hepworth, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Noguchi, Paalen and Turnbull.

 
Past Exhibitions

A Passion for Collecting: Modern Works from the Pérez Simón Collection

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

September 13, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Featuring works by Braque, Cézanne, Dalí, Delvaux, Léger, Magritte, Miró, Munch, Picasso, Pissarro and Rothko.

Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

April 27, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965, Curated by Germano Celant

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

October 27, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Featuring works by Nuvolo, Burri, Colla, Consagra, Fautrier, Fontana, Herder, Manzoni, Marca-Relli, Millares, Rotella, Savelli, Scarpitta, Scialoja, Tàpies, and Twombly

A Surrealist Banquet

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

May 11, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Featuring works by Arman, Arp, Balthus, Brauner, Calder, Carrington, Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Man Ray, Noguchi, Oldenburg, Picasso, Tanguy, Thiebaud amongst others.