Located on New York City's Upper East Side in a new, state-of-the-art 6,500 sf space, Di Donna Galleries specializes in museum-quality exhibitions and sales of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1970s with a focus on Surrealism. Founded by Emmanuel Di Donna, formerly Vice Chairman of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Worldwide and Head of New York Evening Sales, the gallery advises private and institutional clients on building collections, and buying and selling works discreetly. It has placed important works of art in both private and museum collections worldwide.
Since presenting its first exhibition René Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons in 2011, Di Donna Galleries has continued its commitment to Surrealism in all of its forms. Subsequent exhibits included André Masson: The Mythology of Desire and Paul Delvaux. In 2013, Di Donna Galleries mounted Dada & Surrealist Objects, which included 85 objects and sculptures by Surrealist masters, and in 2015, the celebrated exhibition Fields of Dream: The Surrealist Landscape with over 70 works in a wide range of media.
In May 2016, Di Donna Galleries moved to a museum-standard, purpose-built space located at 744 Madison Avenue. The inaugural exhibition titled Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Still opened in October 2016 with 13 masterworks illustrating two pivotal moments in the evolution of abstraction in European and American painting of the twentieth century. Di Donna Galleries also participated in the 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, where the gallery presented rarely seen works by Dada, Surrealist, and modern artists.
Image: Installation of the exhibition Paths to the Absolute at Di Donna Galleries.