Surrealist | Modern | Post-War Art

  • Malevich, suprematism, 18th construction hi res


Located on New York City's Upper East Side in a new, state-of-the-art 6,500 sf gallery,
Di Donna Galleries specializes in museum-quality presentations 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 its inaugural exhibition René Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons, Di Donna Galleries is committed 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 more recently in October 2015, the celebrated exhibition Fields of Dream: The Surrealist Landscape with over 70 works in a wide variety of media.

In May 2016, the gallery moved to a museum-standard, purpose-built space located at 744 Madison Avenue.  We will hold our inaugural exhibition in October 2016 titled Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Rothko and Still. Inspired by a historical text by John Golding, it will focus on the origins and developments of abstraction in Europe from the early 20th century alongside Abstract Expressionism in the United States after the Second World War.  It will include major oils by each of the following pioneers:  Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. 

In addition to our past exhibition history, Di Donna Galleries is pleased to participate in the forthcoming edition of Art Basel | Miami Beach with Of Moon and Stars, which will explore how Modern artists interpreted the cosmos within diverse media.

Image: Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism, 18th Construction, 1915, Oil on canvas, 53 by 53 cm (20⅞ by 20⅞ in), Private Collection