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;" and the sculpture exhibition "The Life of Forms." In Spring 2019, "Surrealism in Mexico" highlighted the spirit of community and creativity that existed among Surrealist emigrés in Mexico during World War II.
Opening in Fall 2019, "Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings," organized in collaboration with Man Ray specialist Andrew Strauss, will be the first survey exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s paintings. The exhibition will feature works from international museums and distinguished private collections in Europe and the United States.
In Spring 2020, Di Donna Galleries will host the last installment of "Maria Helena Vieira da Silva," curated in collaboration with Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger in Paris and Waddington Custot in London.
Di Donna Galleries participates annually in Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami Beach and in TEFAF New York. We are a member of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).