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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," uniting masterworks that exemplify two defining moments in the evolution of European and American abstract painting.

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 Life of Forms;" "Surrealism in Mexico; " Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings," in collaboration with Andrew Strauss of the Man Ray Expertise Committee. In Spring 2023, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, Di Donna presented "Man Ray’s Paris Portraits: 1921-1939," featuring 70 rare vintage silver prints; this show celebrated Man Ray and his community in Paris and included rarely seen self-portraits and intimate portrayals of André Breton, Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, and Louis Aragon, among others.

From April to June 2024, Di Donna Galleries, in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, is honored to present "Enchanted Reverie: Klee and Calder." The exhibition brings together over forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from public and private collections to show the artists’ work in dialogue. 

Di Donna Galleries participates annually in Art Basel in Switzerland and in TEFAF New York. We are 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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Online Programming

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva



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

Man Ray

Man Ray's Paris Portraits 1921 - 1939



April 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Di Donna Galleries, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, is pleased to present Man Ray’s Paris Portraits: 1921-1939, featuring 70 rare vintage silver prints that offer insight into one of the greatest artists and photographers of the twentieth century. Man Ray’s Paris Portraits celebrates the artist and the creative community that surrounded him in Paris between the war years. Highlights include rarely seen self-portraits, as well as intimate portrayals of the artists, writers, and intellectuals in his circle, including prints of André Breton, Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, and Louis Aragon, among others. In addition to presenting a dazzling who’s who of the Parisian avant-garde, the works also showcase the technical innovations in photography that Man Ray made during his time in the city. Man Ray’s Paris Portraits will be on view from April 26 to June 30 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with texts by Timothy Baum, a leading expert in Dada and Surrealism, who became a personal friend of Man Ray during the last decade of the artist's life.

Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings



October 24, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Surrealism in Mexico



April 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019

The Life of Forms



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



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



April 27, 2018 - June 29, 2018