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744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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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 in Mexico, the United States, and Europe to highlight the spirit of community and creativity that existed among Surrealist emigrés in Mexico during World War II. In Fall 2019 we featured "Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings,"  organized in collaboration with Andrew Strauss of the Man Ray Expertise Committee.

In Spring 2020, Di Donna Galleries will host the final and third installment of the "Maria Helena Vieira da Silva" exhibition which will span 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 travels 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.


 

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

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

March 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Di Donna Galleries in New York, Jeanne Bucher Jaeger in Paris and Waddington Custot in London are pleased to present a landmark travelling exhibition of important works by the Portuguese-born painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the three international galleries. Bringing together key paintings and works on paper from throughout the artist’s career, the exhibition will explore Vieira da Silva’s unique approach to depicting space through poetic, semi-abstract compositions.

 
Past Exhibitions

Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

October 24, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Surrealism in Mexico

744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

April 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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.

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